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William Clyde Bedgood

October 7, 1933 — March 20, 2023

Redfield, Arkansas


William Clyde “Bill” Bedgood of Redfield, Arkansas, passed away on March 20, 2023 at the age of 89. He was born on October 7, 1933 in Plaquemine, Louisiana to Harvey and Lucille Dear Bedgood.

Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 68 years Doris Idele Lofton Bedgood, son and daughter-in-law Glen and Laura Bedgood of Sweetwater, Texas, son-in-law Jim Edd Ferguson of Redfield, Arkansas, grandson Jef Ferguson and his wife Angela of Benton, Arkansas, grandson Jacob Bedgood of Abilene, Texas, and granddaughter Mollie Brock and her husband Philip of Sweetwater, Texas, and great grandchildren Sawyer, Charlie and Gina Rose Brock of Sweetwater, Texas. He was preceded in death by his daughter Bonnie Ferguson.

Bill served in the US Navy and was a long-time employee of the JCPenney Company beginning his career in Shreveport, Louisiana. Over his long and successful career, he served as store manager in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Sweetwater, Texas, Helena, Arkansas and Southern Pines, North Carolina until he retired to Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1993.

Bill was a woodworking enthusiast and enjoyed working in his shop. He created beautiful things for their home such as candlesticks, bookcases, benches and any other lovely project Doris asked of him. He also enjoyed working in the yard - mowing, planting and creating delightful outdoor spaces for the family to enjoy. Bill had an infectious laugh and really appreciated a good “dad joke”.

A private memorial will be held at the Mulberry Cemetery near England, Arkansas on April 22, 2023.

Arrangements by Arkansas Cremation, 10515 W Markham St, Ste B1, Little Rock, AR 72205.  

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