Charles A. “Bill” Bloodsworth was born on August 7, 1932, in Wallowa, Oregon, to parents Charles and Eula Crossler Bloodsworth. He died on January 9, 2019, at his home in Hermiston, Oregon, at the age of 86 years.

Bill was raised and attended schools in Wallowa and later Lexington, Oregon, 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, Oregon, to continue farming as well as raising cattle for many years.

Bill was united in marriage to Jeanie Williams on August 17, 1958, in Hermiston, Oregon. They had a son Billy, who like his father had a passion for farming and ranching and 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, Ore., 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.

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

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Burns Mortuary chapel, Hermiston, Oregon. Burial will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Oregon.

Those who wish may make contributions in Bills memory to Vange John Memorial Hospice Education Fund c/o Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, OR 97838

Please leave online condolences for Bill’s family at

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.

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