Mr. Arthur N. Bedenbaugh, 90, a lifelong resident of Lake City died early Sunday morning April 14, 2013 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. He was the son of the late Frank W. "Shorty" Bedenbaugh and Emma Douberly Bedenbaugh. Mr. Bedenbaugh graduated from Mason City High School in Columbia County and attended Clemson University after World War II. Mr. Bedenbaugh was a U.S. Army WWII Veteran where he served in Europe as part of the Engineering Division. Mr. Bedenbaugh retired from the Florida DOT and the Columbia County Road Department after over 30 years of service. Mr. Bedenbaugh then operated a consulting engineering business where he contracted as the county engineer for numerous counties as well as professional engineer of record for hundreds of subdivisions and developments in the North Florida area.
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Mr. Bedenbaugh was an active member of the Price Creek Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he had served as a Bishop for five years and as a member of The Lake City Stake Presidency. Mr. Bedenbaugh also served an eighteen month mission for the church with his wife in Australia and served as a Stake Patriarch until his death. Mr. Bedenbaugh's hobbies were visiting family and friends and spending time at his cabin in the North Georgia Mountains.
Mr. Bedenbaugh is survived by his wife, of 59years, Janie Raulerson Bedenbaugh, one sister Joyce Vorwaller (Blaine) Jacksonville, FL; seven children, Elleene Breazeale (Joe), Glen St. Mary, FL, Nelson Bedenbaugh (Barbi), Lake City, Greg Bedenbaugh (Judi), Lake City, Kevin Bedenbaugh(Marla) Jasper, FL, Terri Prescott (James), Lake City, Cheryl Bedenbaugh, Lake City, and Paul Bedenbaugh (Pam), Lake City. Twenty six grandchildren and thirty five great grandchildren also survive. Mr. Bedenbaugh is preceded in death by his brother Frank P. Bedenbaugh in 2005.
Funeral services for Mr. Bedenbaugh will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (located on Country Club Road) with Bishop Jeff Thomas conducting. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Ebenezer Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 Tuesday evening in the Chapel of the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 South Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 (386) 752-1234. Please sign the on-line family guest book at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home
458 S Marion Ave. Lake City, FL 32025
Published in Lake City Reporter on Apr. 16, 2013