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Robert L. Blythe, 91, of Bedford, died at 2:25 a.m. Thursday, October 4, 2012, at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born April 15, 1921, in Bedford, he was the son of William Henry and Celestie S. (Presnell) Blythe. He married Mary Maxine Terrell on October 14, 1942, and she survives. He retired as a machine operator at General Motors and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. He was a member of Central Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine, of Bedford; a son, Dennis Lee Blythe and wife, Susan of Oolitic; a daughter, Patricia Ann Clark and husband, Richard of Columbus, IN; four grandchildren, Gary Clark and wife, Michele, Matthew Clark and wife, Laura, Michelle Spear and husband, Gary, Kortni Canada and husband, Matthew; and eleven great grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mary A. Davidson, Opal Carman and Belle Tomlinson; two brothers, George and Ervin Blythe; three half sisters, Inez Blythe, Della Ferguson and Ellen Dietz; and a granddaughter, Sondra K. Clark.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 8, in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford, with Gary Spear and Rick Leach officiating. Burial will follow in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside by members of Gillen Post No. 33 of the American Legion. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 7, at Day & Carter Mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Robert at www.daycarter.com,
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