John David Bedford "JD"
MENTOR: John David Bedford "JD", age 73, passed away on April 16, 2013 at LakeWest Hospital.
Born August 17, 1939 in Reynolds Corner, Ohio, he had lived in Mentor for the past 20 years.
He was a member of the Painesville Assembly of God and ministering to men was a particular interest. Other activities included cooking, Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship, Teen Challenge of Perry, MMA Fighting, The Mustang Club, racing motorcycles as well as building and racing cars and lawn mowers.
He served in The United States Navy
He is survived by his wife, Lynn Peterson (Fifield) Bedford whom he married on January 13, 2001 in Mentor; also surviving are his children: John (Shelly) Bedford, Jim Bedford, Joe (Linda) Bedford, Margie (Ron) Campbell, Jeff (Kelly) Bedford, Karie (Mike) Matejka, Laurie (James) Parks. He also leaves 31 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Omer and Julia Bedford ,daughter Julia Bedford and two grandchildren.
Services will be held on Saturday at 3PM at the Painesville Assembly of God 10949 Johhnycake Ridge Rd in Concord. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Pastor Aaron Taylor will officiate.
Contributions may be made to the family or Teen Challenge of Greater Cleveland, P.O. Box 115, Perry, Ohio 44081.
Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Painesville.
Online condolences at http://www.johnsonfuneralservices.net/