In Loving

Carl R. Bless

Jan 19, 1947 – Oct 31, 2018

Carl Richard Bless, 71 of Spotsylvania County and Auburndale, Florida passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at his home.

Carl was a member of Mineral United Methodist Church and a member of the USGA. He loved to fish, golf, trips to Florida and visiting his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Christina Bless; sons, Kevin Bless (Amy) and Keith Bless; grandchildren Emily, Hannah, Sean, Madeline, Greyson, Megan and Katherine Bless; brothers Don Foust (Linda) and Dave Bless (Diane); sisters Cheryl Dunford (Jim), Debbie Milos (Robert) and Cathy Messinger (Steve). He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Emma Bless.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, at Mineral United Methodist Church and at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 24 at Elam United Methodist Church. It was Carl’s request that his body be donated to science.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mineral United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 276, Mineral, VA 23117, Elam United Methodist Church 1073 Smithbridge Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342 or Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.

Memorial Service


Elam United Methodist Church


Sat, November 24, 2018


10 : 00 AM – 12 : 00 AM

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Memorial Service


Mineral United Methodist Church


Sat, November 17, 2018


11 : 00 AM – 12 : 00 AM

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  1. The SCE Piedmont Family July 14, 2019 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this period of loss.

  2. Deborag Gardner July 15, 2019 at 3:23 am - Reply

    Heartfelt condolences to the entire Bless family. May the love around you provide comfort during this time. Fly high Carl.

  3. Kathleen A. Woods July 15, 2019 at 3:23 am - Reply

    So very sorry for your loss. Praying your moments will be flooded with good memories that ease the pain of separation from your loved one.

  4. Connie L Day July 15, 2019 at 3:23 am - Reply

    Chris and family: Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Carl is at peace and with his God. Love you, Connie & Gary Day

  5. Amy Shawley July 15, 2019 at 3:23 am - Reply

    Prayers for the family.

  6. Greg Overcash July 15, 2019 at 3:23 am - Reply

    My deepest sympathy to all you kids. Carl was like a brother to me. Leitersburg is not the same with another one gone. My thoughts and prayers will be with you as we mourn our loss. Greg Overcash

  7. Kyle Misero July 15, 2019 at 3:24 am - Reply

    Im sorry for your loss, my Love and Prayers to your Family.

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