Graveside service for Mr. Emmett Berry Bedwell, Jr., age 87, of Fayetteville, will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Rose Hill Cemetery with Gage Engle and Jerry Howard officiating. Mr. Bedwell passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
Mr. Bedwell was a native of Lincoln County, the son of the late Emmett Berry Bedwell, Sr. and his beloved mama, Maggie Moore Bedwell. He was a Baptist who had a pure and simple faith in his Lord and Savior, was an Army veteran active in World War II and Korea and was a retired retail baker and owner of Sugar N Spice Bakery in Murfreesboro. He enjoyed being active in community and civic organizations such as the Masonic Lodge and Lions Club. He was an avid animal lover, kind and loving father and grandfather, who cherished his family and always enjoyed sharing life’s adventures in the form of a story.
Survivors include his son Emmett Berry Bedwell, III of Ardmore, AL, daughters Brenda (Paul) Rasmus of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Maggie (Jeff) Engle of Murfreesboro, TN, grandchildren Beth Smiley, Ted Jackson, Amber, Gage and Jacob Engle, Kayelee Honea, lifelong best friend Don (Glynda) Moody, beloved pet Hondo, along with step-children, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers and sisters Newman, J.D., Willie Mae Eakes, Annie Ruth Bedwell, Thelma Armstrong, Alease Barnes, and Morrell Rogers. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
There will be no visitation prior to the service.
Higgins Funeral Home is assisting the family.