McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


November 16, 2011

Jackey Lyle Bedford

McALESTER — Jackey Lyle Bedford, 67, of Eufaula, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Loma and Clifford Wayne Anna officiating. Burial will be at Bower Cemetery under the direction of Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory of Eufaula.

He was born April 20, 1944, in Eufaula, to Thomas A. and Bertha L. (Guinn) Bedford.

He was baptized at an early age at Fame. He attended Fame and Stidham schools, graduating from Stidham High School in May 1962. While attending Connors College, he played baseball and played in Muskogee with the American Legion.

He played baseball for the San Francisco Giants training camp for two summers while in college.

He served in the U.S. Army from June 15, 1965, to June 1, 1967. He was married to Ramona J. Phillips on June 7, 1969, at Lenna. He worked for many years on construction projects, pipelining, and for the U.S. Postal Office.

He worked for the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant from June 1989 until his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Thomas L., Joseph Roy and Clifford Lee Bedford; his sisters, Johnnie Mae Kirkpatrick, Betty Rodgers, Patsy Wilson and Sharon Bedford; his father-in-law, the Rev. Daniel Phillips Jr.; his brother-in-law, Daniel D. Deere, and his nieces, Chana D. Loma and Kamdyn D. Middleton.

Survivors include his wife, Ramona, of Eufaula; brother, Jimmie Bedford, of Coweta; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Sandy Bedford, of Broken Arrow; brother and sister-in-law, Orville and Pauline, of Sacramento, Calif.; sister, Billie Brannon, of Salinas, Calif.; brother-in-law and sister, Jackie and Edith Blevins, of Tulsa; sister, Joella Shelley, of Seminole; sisters-in-law, Jean Bedford and Dorothy Kirkpatrick; mother-in-law, Mina Phillips; sister-in-law, Susie Deere; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Jena Loma; sister-in-law, Amanda Middleton, and a host of other relatives.

Honorary pallbearers include Larry Jennings, Fred Bedford, Wayne Cook, Lea Ann Cook, Stanley Rippy, Lewis Bedford, Jerry Bedford, Steve Bedford, Ben Brown, Eldon Northcutt, Thomas McIntosh, Danny Edwards, Steve Hooten, Phillip McIntosh and Nick Pendley.  

Pallbearers include Richmon Colbert, William Middleton, Michael Deere, Daniel Deere, Jesse Anderson and Stoney Wilson.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Arbor Indian Baptist Church, P.O. Box 862, Eufaula, OK, 74432, and the American Cancer Society.


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