Bill Bloodsworth Passes Away at 86


Charles A. “Bill” Bloodsworth died on Jan. 9, 2019 at his home in Hermiston at the age of 86.

He was born on Aug. 7, 1932 in Wallowa to Charles and Eula Crossler Bloodsworth.

Bill was raised and attended schools in Wallowa and later Lexington until his senior year. He graduated from Heppner High School in 1950 where he played basketball. Bill started his lifelong career of farming right out of high school with a brief interruption when he served in the United States Army in Korea. After his honorable discharge he moved to Hermiston to continue farming, as well as raising cattle for many years.

Bill was united in marriage to Jeanie Williams on Aug. 17, 1958 in Hermiston. They had a son, Billy, who like his father had a passion for farming and ranching, and they worked together for many years. Bill enjoyed working and hunting. He was a member of the Heppner Elks Lodge #358.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanie Bloodsworth, Hermiston, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; son, Billy Bloodsworth; brother, Jim Bloodsworth; and sister, Iris Campbell.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston.

Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Lexington Cemetery.

Special thank you to Jose Salas, Bill’s right-hand man and to Virginia Blade, his caregiver.

Those who wish may make contributions in Bill’s memory to Vange John Memorial Hospice Education Fund in care of Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, Ore., 97838.

Please leave online condolences for Bill’s family at

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.


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