It is with such sorrow that we inform you that Daryll E. Bledsoe Jr., 13, Dunkirk, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at IU Health Jay.

He was born on Dec. 3, 2008, to Daryll Eugene Bledsoe Sr. and Robyn (Jones) Bledsoe. Both of his parents passed away. He was adopted by his mom, Sarah E. (Strait) Bledsoe at 2 years old.

Daryll attended Dunkirk Church of the Nazarene and was going to be an eighth grader at Jay County Junior Senior High School in Portland. He loved to fish and took any opportunity to buy new fishing gear or be out by a pond or lake doing what he loved. He loved baseball and played in Redkey Junior League. He was a Cincinnati Reds baseball fan and an Indiana Pacers basketball fan. He looked forward to the day when he was old enough to work at Adair Processing like his uncle. His mischievous grin and attitude will be missed by everyone that knew him.

Daryll will be sadly missed by his mom Sarah E. Bledsoe and her companion Josh Silva of Dunkirk; siblings DiMari Bledsoe, De’Asia Bledsoe and Junea Nevels; aunts and uncles, Cassey and Kevin Medlin, Tracie and Ronnie Leviner, Megan and Ryan Suman, Krista Strait and her fiancé Ethan Phillips, Kassie Turner and her companion Charles McGuire, Andrew and Tabitha Jester, Josh Turner and his companion Leanne Juarez, and Jeremy and Karen Jones; several other aunts and uncles on his dad’s side of the family; grandparents Ruth and David Gaskill, Cynthia and Roy Perkins, and Diana Jones and companion Gaylon Garling; great-grandpa Lynn Jones; and many, many cousins.

Funeral service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at Keplinger Funeral Home, 509 N. High St., Hartford City, with Pastor Tom Fett officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at Keplinger Funeral Home.

He will be cremated.

Memorials for funeral expenses may be made to Keplinger Funeral Home, 509 N. High St., Hartford City, IN 47348.

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