American Veteran 09

Paul Wallace Bedell

September 26, 1956 ~ October 16, 2020 (age 64)

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Paul Bedell, age 64, of Coleman, died Friday, October 16, 2020 at Holiday Hill Nursing Home.

The family will host a visitation from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, October 25, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, 400 W. Pecan Street, in Coleman.  A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 26, at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery Pavilion, 7454 West Lake Road, in Abilene.  Services are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home in Coleman.

He was born Paul Wallace Bedell on September 26, 1956 in Coleman to Walter Everett Bedell and Lela Lometa Bairrington Bedell.  Paul grew up in Coleman and graduated from Coleman High School in 1975.  He enlisted in the Navy on February 22, 1978 in Dallas.  Paul served in the Navy until February 20, 1981 when he received an honorable discharge.  He worked in construction and had a passion for playing the guitar and drums.  He loved his family and was proud of his three children.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Joyce Smith.

He is survived by his children, Heaven Bedell of Brownwood, Jessie Bedell of Fort Bliss, El Paso, and Evan Bedell of Camp Humphreys, South Korea; his partner in life, Kay King of Wingate; his siblings, Doris McIver and husband Royce of Abilene, John Wayne Anderson and wife Linda of Big Spring, Tommy Lynn Bedell and wife Linda of Navasota, and Everett Bedell and wife Brenda of Georgetown; and many extended family members.  

Memorials are suggested in memory of Paul to the American Cancer Society at

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October 25, 2020

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Stevens Funeral Home Chapel
400 West Pecan Street
Coleman, TX 76834

Funeral Service
October 26, 2020

2:00 PM
Texas State Veterans Cemetery Pavilion, West Lake Road, Abilene

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