David Bedenbaugh, loving father and grandfather, died at home at the age of 94 on December 31, 2020. David was born on October 28, 1926 in Prosperity, South Carolina. He graduated from O’Neal High School in Prosperity and served in World War 2 as a military police officer for the United States Army. David was a proud lifelong citizen of Prosperity and was a co-business owner with his brother Earle of Bedenbaugh Feed and Seed for 35 years and owner and manager of Bedenbaugh Investments and Bedenbaugh Rentals for 30 years. David was married to Linda Bedenbaugh for 52 years and raised 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. After his loving wife Linda passed away in 2009, David married Frances (Fran-Fran) Hamm. They were married for 8 years.
David had a passion for the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and playing poker. He hunted as a small boy up into his late eighties. He shared his love of hunting with friends and family and was an avid outdoor sportsman his entire life. In his later years, he could often be found in his battered pickup truck checking trout lines on the ponds on his properties or on Lake Murray. His truck was frequently the recipient of dings and dents because he believed in getting where he was going no matter what was in his way. One of David’s favorite sayings was, “There’s only 2 speeds in life, stop and hold on. ” He was known for a quick wit, love of meeting new people and a no-nonsense attitude and bearing.
David was preceded in death by his father, Boyd and mother, Eula Belle, his brother, Earle, and beloved wives, Linda and Frances. He is survived by his sons, Boyd and Michael, grandchildren, Carson, Jacob, Jonah and Maggie and nieces, Jan Blackwell, Lisa Sulka, Jean Bedenbaugh, and nephew, Charlie Bedenbaugh.
David will be laid to rest at Zion Church Cemetery in Prosperity on Monday, January 4 th at 2:00 pm. Due to Covid restrictions, no visitation will be held and anyone who fears having been exposed to COVID 19 within the past ten days are discouraged from attending and those who do attend mask and social distancing protocols should be followed.. Memorial donations may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, care of Cemetery Fund at 80 Zion Circle, Prosperity, SC 29127
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