Walter Adrian Bodine
June 14, 1924 – July 3, 2019
Walter Adrian Bodine, 95, of Bangs, TX died July 3, 2019. He was a resident at Brownwood Nursing and Rehabilitation. A celebration of Adrian's life will be Tuesday, July 9 at Davis-Morris Funeral Home in Brownwood at 11:00 a.m. with burial following at the Bangs Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00- 11:00 before the service on Tuesday.
Adrian was born June 14, 1924, to Walter and Myrtle Bodine at his grandparents' farm near Richland Springs, TX. His family moved to Bangs in 1937. He graduated from Bangs High School in 1942 where he was active in sports. ln the summer of 1942, he started working at Camp Bowie in Brownwood. Later, he and brother Ray went to Houston to work in the shipyards. Ray later enlisted but Adrian continued at the shipyards until W.W. II was over. He married Margie Louise Box of Houston on June 1, 1946 in Bangs at the Baptist church parsonage. They were married seventy years.
Adrian worked for Magnolia Oil in Houston and General Dynamics in Ft. Worth. He and Margie moved to Bangs in October 1959 with their children, Joyce Ellen and Walter Jerry. They owned Bodine TV Sales and Service. For the next thirty years, many residents in Brown and Coleman counties used their services.
Margie had written that Adrian was "a man that lived for Jesus. Saved at age 9 and ordained as a Baptist Deacon at 26. A very gifted man that knew the Bible and shared it with others".
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Margie, daughter Joyce, brother Ray, and sister Glenda Brow. He is survived by his son Jerry (Karan) of Abilene, granddaughter Marcie Waldrip (Chris, daughter Hannah) of Colorado Springs, CO, and grandson Brian Bodine (Toni, daughters Camryn and Cora, son Connor) of Krugerville, TX. He is also survived by sisters Betty Allen of Bangs and Nelda Low of Brownwood and brother Gayle Bodine (Cecelia) of Perrin, TX, and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.
We appreciate the staff at Brownwood Nursing and Rehabilitation for taking special care of Adrian.
Memorials can be made to West Texas Rehab or charity of your choice.
He is survived by his son Jerry (Karan) of Abilene, granddaughter Marcie Waldrip (Chris, daughter
Hannah) of Colorado Springs, CO, and grandson Brian Bodine (Toni, daughters Camryn and Cora, son
Connor) of Krugerville, TX. He is also survived by sisters Betty Allen of Bangs and Nelda Low of
Brownwood and brother Gayle Bodine (Cecelia) of Perrin, TX, and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Margie, daughter Joyce, brother Ray, and sister Glenda
- Brian Bodine, Active Pallbearer
- David Cole, Active Pallbearer
- Ricky Gamblin, Active Pallbearer
- Charlie Gravell, Active Pallbearer
- Waymond Sheppard, Active Pallbearer
- Mike Stephens, Active Pallbearer
- Mike Taylor, Active Pallbearer
- David Young, Active Pallbearer
- Larry Allen, Honorary Pallbearer
- Randy Allen, Honorary Pallbearer
- Shane Allen, Honorary Pallbearer
- Larry Bodine, Honorary Bearer
- Barry Low, Honorary Pallbearer
- Bernie Moore, Honorary Pallbearer
- Tony Moore, Honorary Pallbearer
- Roy Early, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Tuesday, July 9, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Walter Adrian Bodine
Kathy & Don Mitchell
July 7, 2019
We are very sad to hear of Adrian’s passing ! 🙏🙏 We Both remember Adrian and Margie with good memories !
Such a good man ! Sending our thoughts and prayers to family and friends ! ❤️
Sincerely, The Mitchell’s
July 7, 2019
Jerry, my dear friend, along with your family, I send my heartfelt Blessings in JESUS name🙏 Your Dad was the most amazing, caring, loving man I have ever met. I have so many fond memories of growing up with you and Joyce. We had slumber parties at your house with Joyce and us girls. Margie and Adrian were so patient and loving, however, you were not thrilled. He He❤️ I loved Joyce with all my heart❤️ Your Mom and Dad were such awesome parents!! I know you had to bear so many challenges, but you did it all with dignity and sacrifice. You were so much like your Daddy❤️ Your Father was an example of what real Christian men are supposed to be. Adrian did not have one mean bone in his body— He loved everybody totally and unconditionally, and did not judge. Every minute of every day, he was seeking and trying to save souls. He gave me notes that he had on Revelations— When I had questions of Faith, he was my mentor. I have not shared that with anyone, but Adrian spent hours with me answering my questions. Hey, I was a Methodist and he was a Baptist, but to Adrian, it did not matter. He loved everybody, no matter where they went to Church. He was truly a man of GOD!!❤️🙏 He is really at home now, in Heaven, with JESUS, Margie, Joyce, all his family and friends. I love you, Jerry, and May GOD in JESUS name give you peace and comfort❤️🙏
Paul & Alice Hoisington
July 6, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Mr. Bodine was the kindest christian man and he will be missed. He and Margie were just good kind people. We loved them dearly.
July 6, 2019
Prayers and love to the Bodine family as you celebrate Adrian's life. Many wonderful childhood memories of all the times we shared and enjoyed from Sunday School and church to sports to just playing at each other's homes.
A great human being has been rewarded and has gone home to spend eternity. God bless and be with each of you .
Becky Weathermon -Hicks
July 5, 2019
Jerry and family so sorry to read about Adrian's passing. May God's love comfort you during this time. Prayers and hugs to you all.