Funeraria del Angel Greer-Wilson Chapel

5921 West Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ


Bedford Leon Fugate

30 March , 19378 October , 2019

Bedford Leon Fugate passed away in Phoenix on October 8, 2019.

He was born in Carnigie, Oklahoma in 1937. His parents were William and Rossie Fugate. Bedford was the third of five children. He grew up in Phoenix and attended Washington Grammar School. One day at church, Bedford met his sister’s best friend Carol. He would visit Carol while he was home on leave and eventually they married. They remained married for 63 years until his passing.

Bedford honorably served in the United States Navy on the USS Ingersoll DD652 for over 3 years and settled back in the Phoenix area when he was discharged.

He faithfully attended Neighborhood Church, was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved all sports: baseball, football, little league baseball and even enjoyed watching the professional bull riding circuit.

He is survived by his wife Carol, son John and daughter Terry.

He was preceded in death by his son Robert.


  • Graveside Committal Monday, 14 October , 2019


Bedford Leon Fugate

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Kathy Golden

11 October 2019

To my favorite uncle. I miss you already, just knowing we won’t have anymore conversations on the phone. It was great to have you as a Chiefs fan, and I wish I had a picture of you in that hat! I know you are in a better place, and out of pain, but I still wish you were here. I hope you are with my Dad, hunting quail, and playing dominoes. RIP my dear uncle.❤️

Jerry and Sheryl Elwood

11 October 2019

We remember Bedford from our younger years at Northwest Assembly. He was fun to talk with and remember he enjoyed talking about hunting. I also remember while I was in Germany running into John as well. We pray God's peace and comfort for the family.

kiki lloyd

10 October 2019

We are so glad to have had the time sharing our time with such a loving couple we will miss you love ya

Carol Amelung

10 October 2019

He loved it when I came to visit with goodies from Starbucks and was always very appreciative of all the little things I did for him and Sister Carol✝️