Clarence Dan Bledsoe

October 4, 1934September 9, 2018

Clarence "Dan" Bledsoe, of Canyon Country, CA, born on October 4, 1934 in Lillie, Texas, to the late Jessie Pearl Wilson and the late Hugh Lawson Bledsoe, passed away from a head injury at the age of 83 on Sunday evening, September 9, 2018 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in the presence of his family.

Dan was the loving husband of Carole Lorraine Bledsoe. Dan is survived by his daughters, Stacy Ann Angel and Kelly Jo Bledsoe; stepsons, Dan Tuttle, David Tuttle, and Michael Tuttle; and grandchildren, Bryce Wayne Angel, Jennifer Renee Angel, Dan Michael Williams, Brent Tuttle, Dallin Tuttle, Jason Tuttle, Brandon Tuttle, Richard Tuttle, Grace Tuttle and Arin Ilejay.

Dan attended and played football at Olton High School and during that time bought a cow for show from Bill Odum which turned out to be a grand champion! He attended several years of college in Lubbock, Texas. From 1955 to 1956 he relocated with his parents and spent some time in Canada and Alaska before joining the Army and relocating to California. Dan served in the Army and the Army reserves from 1957 to 1963 serving at the Nike base in Santa Clarita, CA. It was during this time that he met and married his first wife, the late Betty Jean Hunter. They had two daughters, Stacy Ann and Kelly Jo. In 1988 Dan married Carole Lorraine Richey and gained 3 step sons; Dan, David and Michael out of the deal.

Dan spent most of his life enjoying his work in the automotive industry owning a Texaco and Shell gas station, Valley Towing, and working as a mechanic for Veluzat Motion Picture Rentals where he worked on cars for the Dukes of Hazard TV show. He spent the last 24 years in tire sales at Daniel's Tires retiring in late 2017. He was also a member of Lions Club. Dan was a straight shooter, reliable and tender hearted with those he loved. But most would know him as a character that could always make you laugh.

Friends and family members may attend the viewing, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM and funeral service, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, on Friday, September 21st at Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary, 23287 North Sierra Hwy, Newhall, California, 91321.


  • Visitation Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, September 21, 2018

Clarence Dan Bledsoe

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Sandy Atwood

September 19, 2018

Thanks Dan,
Brent still tells stories of you sending him up a tree with a chain saw for 5 years old! And hanging him up on a nail by his jeans in the garage if he mis-behaved!

Sue Houts

September 19, 2018

Best ex brother in law a person could ever have! Had many laughs with Dan going dune buggy in the desert at Thanksgiving and camp fire jokes could never be beat by anyone yet! He loved the two step at the crazy cook outs and making sure everyone had something to eat. I’m sure he is watching over all and thinking of the next funny to pull or project to work on ! Carry on being you Dan and enjoy the scenery from a different angle !

janine zygo

September 13, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. he is with our lord now. may he rest in peace