Walter Gerald Bedell of Allen, Texas passed away on September 4, 2021 at the age of 87. He was born on May 9, 1934 to Floyd Edgar Bedell and Irene (Haggard) Bedell in Lewisville, Texas. Walter grew up in Lewisville and played all sports in high school as a Lewisville Farmer at Lewisville High School where he graduated from. After high school, Walter joined the Navy and proudly served his country in the Korean War and crewed the Salem in the Navy. Soon after getting out of the Navy, Walter met his wife of over 60 years, Bonnie Sue Johnson. After getting married, Walter and Bonnie moved to Collin County and moved into the same house they live in today. They started their family in 1959. All of Walter's life, he has been a farmer and a rancher. He raised cattle and farmed wheat, oats, and milo. When able, Walter enjoyed hunting and fishing but more than anything he loved spending time with his family. That included coaching his son's baseball teams. He was a strong and proud supporter and mentor of the AG program in Allen, Texas. Walter could always be found smiling and people enjoyed being around him.
Walter is survived by his wife, Bonnie Sue Bedell of Allen, Texas; sons, Timmy Ran Bedell and wife, Jennenne of Sadler, Texas, Sandy Lynn Bedell and wife, Sonia of Lucas, Texas, and Scott Lee Bedell and wife, Andrea of Gainesville, Texas and his daughter, Wendy Gayle Pennington and husband, Bart of Anna, Texas; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his sister, Carolyn Jernigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Irene Bedell and his brother, F.E. Bedell.
A private family only graveside service will be held at Ridgeview Memorial Park, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.
Family and friends are invited to Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home at their convenience on Thursday, September 9, 2021 to pay their respects and to sign the register book.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in honor of Walter to Alzheimer's Association
To convey condolences and to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com
Published by Star Local Media from Sep. 9 to Sep. 15, 2021.