BEDWELL, Robert Jones, passed away September 14, 2013 in Piedmont, Alabama. He was a longtime resident of Montgomery, AL. He is survived by sisters, Lynne Rhodes (Thomas) of Piedmont, and Virginia Dothard of Jacksonville and sisters-in-law Sara and Sibbie Smith and neices and nephews. He graduated in 1944 from Cherokee County High School in Centre. He served in the latter part of World War II. He was a graduate of Auburn University. He joined New York Life in September, 1962 and retired in July 1999. During his career with New York Life Robert was No. 1 in the entire company for 10 consecutive years in sales of Employee Protection Group Plans, NAHV Harold R. Gordon Memorial Award, Health Insurance Man of the year in 1986. Charter member as a RHV. Other civic activities include Recipient of the Golden Eagles of Auburn University, founder and past president of the Central Alabama Alumi of Sigma Phi Epsilon Social Fraternity. Organizer and past president of the Capital Club of Montgomery, member of Montgomery Lions Club for over 60 years. He received the Melvis Jones Fellow Award, life member of the Auburn University Alumi Association, member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and Robert Strong Sunday School Class. Pallbearers will be Greg Dothard, George Dothard, Andrew Stone, Dillon Smith,Hammond Cobb, Woodrow Williams. Honarary Pallbearers are, W.A. Ellis, Jack Livingston, New York Life Employees, Montgomery Lions Club, Robert Strong Class. He was preceeded in death by his wife, Martha Ann Brinson Bedwell and son, Robert Keith Bedwell and mother, Mary Bedwell Stewart and longtime caregiver, Joyce Stephens.
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Funeral services will be at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Wednesday, September 18th at 2:00pm with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church or
. Online condolences may be made at www.LEAK-MC.com
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Sept. 17, 2013