OBITUARY

Darrell Ray Bedford

October 16, 1933December 3, 2018
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Darrell Ray Bedford, 85, passed away December 3, 2018 in Mansfield, Texas. Mr. Bedford was born in Bradley, Arkansas on October 16, 1933 to J.D. and Velma Bedford.

Mr. Bedford worked hard providing for his family as an over the road truck driver for Stokely Van Camp for 33 years. He met his wife, Katherine, when they were teenagers at a Dallas skating rink and they married March 15, 1952. They were married for 58 years. He loved spending time building and racing dune buggies, racing air cooled mini stocks at DFW Speedway for many years, and spending time tinkering in the garage. He also loved fishing, boating, skiing, and camping with his family.

Mr. Bedford resided in Grand Prairie for over 50 years before moving to the country in Venus, Texas. He lived in Venus the remainder of his life, where he enjoyed mowing the acreage, tending to his goats, sitting on his front porch, simply being out of the city.

Mr. Bedford is survived by his children; Peggy Carter, husband Bud, Beverly Driskill, husband, Michael, and his son, Darrell Ray Bedford, Jr. (deceased) and his surviving spouse, Elizabeth. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Christie McMahan, husband, Jay, Eddy Bernard, wife, Cassie, Candice Fincher, spouse, Bobby, Stephanie Bernard, spouse, Ryan, and Cody Glasgow; and great grandchildren; Hannah McMahan, Bailey Olsen, Cameron Fincher, Ashten McMahan, Aubrey McMahan, Kennedy True, Korbin Bernard and Jameson Bernard.

Mr. Bedford is preceded in death by his father and step-mother, J.D. and Lillie Bedford, and his mother and step-father, Velma and T.J. McKinney; his wife of 58 years, Katherine; his son, Darrell Ray Bedford, Jr., and his siblings; Fairy Jean Durham, Hazel Conner, Wayne Bedford and Hershel Bedford.

Mr. Bedford's arrangements are being handled by Grand Prairie Funeral Home.

Condolences and personal memories may be shared online at www.grandprairiefh.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Cody Glasgow, Active
  • Bud Carter, Active
  • Bobby Malchus, Active
  • Jay McMahan, Active
  • Michael Driskill, Active
  • David Langston, Active

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Vicky Christian

December 3, 2018

So sorry for your loss,
May God give you strength and
comfort in the days ahead.
Keep those memories close you your heart.


Love you all,
Vicky Bedford Christian

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Biography

Darrell Ray Bedford, 85, passed away December 3, 2018 in Mansfield, Texas. Mr. Bedford was born in Bradley, Arkansas on October 16, 1933 to J.D. and Velma Bedford.

Mr. Bedford worked hard providing for his family as an over the road truck driver for Stokely Van Camp for 33 years. He met his wife, Katherine, when they were teenagers at a Dallas skating rink and they married March 15, 1952. They were married for 58 years. He loved spending time building and racing dune buggies, racing air cooled mini stocks at DFW Speedway for many years, and spending time tinkering in the garage. He also loved fishing, boating, skiing, and camping with his family.

Mr. Bedford resided in Grand Prairie for over 50 years before moving to the country in Venus, Texas. He lived in Venus the remainder of his life, where he enjoyed mowing the acreage, tending to his goats, sitting on his front porch, simply being out of the city.

Mr. Bedford is survived by his children; Peggy Carter, husband Bud, Beverly Driskill, husband, Michael, and his son, Darrell Ray Bedford, Jr. (deceased) and his surviving spouse, Elizabeth. He is also survived by his grandchildren; Christie McMahan, husband, Jay, Eddy Bernard, wife, Cassie, Candice Fincher, spouse, Bobby, Stephanie Bernard, spouse, Ryan, and Cody Glasgow; and great grandchildren; Hannah McMahan, Bailey Olsen, Cameron Fincher, Ashten McMahan, Aubrey McMahan, Kennedy True, Korbin Bernard and Jameson Bernard.

Mr. Bedford is preceded in death by his father and step-mother, J.D. and Lillie Bedford, and his mother and step-father, Velma and T.J. McKinney; his wife of 58 years, Katherine; his son, Darrell Ray Bedford, Jr., and his siblings; Fairy Jean Durham, Hazel Conner, Wayne Bedford and Hershel Bedford.

Mr. Bedford's arrangements are being handled by Grand Prairie Funeral Home.

Condolences and personal memories may be shared online at www.grandprairiefh.com