Isaac J. Bearden Jr.
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Funeral Services honoring the life of Isaac J. "Buddy" Bearden, Jr. 60, will be held at 10:00 am Monday, August 5, 2013 at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Williana under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home, Ball. Officiating will be Rev Albert Humphries and Rev Jimmie Thornhill. Visitation will be Sunday, August 4, 2013 from 5pm to 9pm and Monday, August 5, 2013 from 8am until time of services at Zion Hill Baptist Church Williana with burial in Dry Prong Cemetery, Dry Prong.
Buddy was born January 12, 1953 in Alexandria, Louisiana. He gained his angel wings, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Carrizo Springs, Texas.
He was a truck driver during in his life and was currently employed by PKS Road Construction. He was a very talented musician and loved playing gospel music with his family and friends. His music touched many lives and he will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ike and Pat Bearden and Lorene and Spud Merrell, his wife, Kathy Diane Bearden, one grandson, Ethan Bearden; sister and brother in law, Richard and Paula Purkell.
Survivors include his fiancé, Sylvia Carrington, three sons: Jeffery Bearden (Cherrie) of Latanier, Patrick Morris of Pineville and Shannon Morris (Shelley) of Gonzales; three daughters: Shannon Brunet (Richard) of Houma, Rachel Free (Mike) of San Angelo, Texas and Erica Ivy (Clyde) of Pineville; sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers: David Merrell (Patrice) and Mike Merrell (Dewanna) of Dry Prong and four sisters: Kathy Scarborough (Jim) of Colfax, Debbie Delancy of Sulphur, Karen Bearden of Boyce, and Kristy Parnell (Rob) of Dry Prong and also close friends Eddie and Larue Gaspard.
Serving as Pallbearers are Jeffery Bearden, Jr, Jason Robertson, Patrick Laborde, Vance Anding, Rocky Carrington, LC Carrington and Joseph Daigrepont.
Online condolences may be sent to www.griffinfuneralhome.net
Published in The Town Talk on Aug. 3, 2013