Congressman Marsha Blackburn’s father passes away

Congressman Marsha Blackburn's father passes away (Image 1)

Congressman Marsha Blackburn's father passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 87.

The news of her father's death, Hilman Wedgeworth, was first posted on her Facebook page.

According to an online obituary, Wedgeworth severed in the Army during World War II. He was also retired from Armco Steel/National Supply Company where he worked in sales and management.

Wedgeworth's funeral will be held at the Memory Chapel Funeral Home in his hometown of Laurel, Mississippi Saturday.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, two daughters, son, grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

All town halls, constituent meetings and other district events have been canceled throughout the weekend.

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