Leon Bearden

April 16, 1925November 4, 2012

Leon Bearden 87 of Texarkana, Arkansas passed away on November 4, 2012 in a local nursing home.

Mr. Bearden was born April 16, 1925 in Miller County, Arkansas. He was a retired supervisor for the Texarkana,Arkansas street department and was a member of South Texarkana Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Lucille Bearden and a son Danny Bearden.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law; Libby and Charlie Gill of Texarkana, son and daughter-in-law; Mike and Karen Bearden of Texarkana, grandsons and granddaughters-in-law; Chris and Kelli Bearden of Atlanta,Texas, Bryan and Lisa Bearden of White Hall,Arkansas and Danny Engledowl of Davie,Florida. Mr. Bearden is also survived by his great grandchildren, Trent Bearden of Atlanta,Texas, Britten Bearden of White Hall,Arkansas, Kade Brooks of Atlanta,Texas and a sister, Erma Ray of Malvern,Arkansas and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Shiloh Cemetery with Rev. John Bryant officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at East Funeral Home-Moores Lane.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Unity Baptist Church.

Online tributes may be submitted to

Services are under the direction of East Funeral Home-Moores Lane.


  • Visitation Monday, November 5, 2012
  • Graveside service Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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Bonita McKnight

November 7, 2012

Libby, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I wish I could have been there for you. I just came home Monday and saw the paper. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Love you.

Collins family

November 7, 2012

Prayers to all his family!!!!

Teri Collins

November 6, 2012

Mike, I am very sorry for the loss of your father! My family will be praying everyday for you and your family, in the hope that God will keep you all comforted! If you are anything like him and I'm sure you are, I am positive that he was a wonderful man and God is taking good care of him!

Darren & Linda Winchell

November 6, 2012

My memories of the Little League seasons with his son Michael Wayne. He was the patient one. Always the kind word. Encouraging. Humble. Proud. Always happy to see you. I'm just sorry I hadn't seen him in a long time. He was one of those people you never forget. Someone I will never forget. My deepest sympathy to all of his family.

Deborah Bearden

November 6, 2012

Rest in Peace Uncle Leon. You are loved by many family and friends that knew what a wonderful man you were! You will be missed. :'( Your work is done here on earth and now it's time for you to rest and be with all your loved ones that are already in heaven! God help and watch over Libby & Mike and their family in their time of need. I will always love you Uncle Leon! Thank you God for our new guardian angel!

Ronald and Theresa Tanner(Ray)

November 6, 2012

Rest in peace uncle leon

Dr. Alvin Payne, Heather Smith LVN

November 6, 2012

We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Bearden was a very nice man and will be missed.

November 6, 2012

praying for you mike.@ your family. tony @ judy philyaw.

Mary Flores

November 6, 2012

My deepest sympathies . He was a nice and kind man . I went to church with him and Lucille when my children were small. He was always so kind . He will be dearly missed . Mary Pickard Meredith Flores

JoAnn Lansdell

November 6, 2012

Rest In Peace Uncle Leon. Such a sweet and kind man! My prayers are with Libby, Mike & family.