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Obituaries February 19, 2013  RSS feed

Jimmy Beddingfield

Funeral Services for Mr. Jimmy Beddingfield, 74, were held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Sardis Baptist Church near Jewett. Bro. Larry Harrelson and Bro. Billy Bob Evans officiated. Interment followed the services at Sardis Cemetery.

Visitation was held on Monday with the family present from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett.

Mr. Beddingfield passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2013, with his family by his side, at his residence near Jewett. He was born at home in Newby on February 2, 1939, and lived in Leon County all of his life. He graduated from Jewett High School with the Class of 1957 and married Nancy on July 11, 1958. Mr. Beddingfield went to work for BNSF Railroad in Teague in 1960 and retired after some forty-two years in 2003. He was a lifelong rancher in Leon County and ran the family ranch, Busy-B. Working was Jimmy’s hobby and he loved his work and to stay busy. In addition to livestock, he raised water melons and peas for many years as well. The present Leon High School facility bears a plaque with his name on it for donating the land where the school was built. Mr. Beddingfield served on the Leon ISD Board of Trustees for thirtythree years, serving as Board President for many years. He was a Past Master and over fifty year member of Jewett Masonic Lodge #427. Mr. Beddingfield was a member of Sardis Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of over fifty-four years, Nancy Beene Beddingfield of Jewett; one son, James Robert (Bob) Beddingfield of Houston; one daughter, Rose Beddingfield of Jewett; two grandsons, Ben Runge and Sam Runge both of Jewett; two sisters, Billie Wanda Johnson and husband Joe Ray of Jewett, and Jo Ann Robinson of Franklin; one sisterin law, Carol Anne Saunders Beddingfield of Jewett; nieces and nephews, Wanda Jo Blakeslee and husband Jimmy, Sherrlyn Ming, Larry Johnson and wife Kay, Gary Robinson and wife Gina, Keith Robinson and wife Sandy, Jay Lynn Beddingfield and wife Tammy, Jodie Scott Beddingfield and wife Jennifer, and Jana Lea Alcala and husband Steve; other relatives and many friends.

Mr. Beddingfield was preceded in death by one brother, Bobby Beddingfield, one son, Bill Beddingfield, one grandson, Jim Bill Beddingfield, his parents, Alva and Zetha Beddingfield, and one nephew, David Harold Robinson.

The family requests memorials be made to Sardis Baptist Church, P. O. Box 597, Jewett, TX 75846.


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