Roscoe Bedenbaugh PDF Print E-mail

George Roscoe Bedenbaugh, 76, of Newberry, died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at the Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on January 17, 1944 in Newberry County, he was the eldest son of William Woodrow Bedenbaugh, Sr. and Martha Elise Hawkins Bedenbaugh. He married Peggy Ann Chapman on October 17, 1965 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pomaria. Roscoe was a 1962 graduate of Mid-Carolina High School of Prosperity and attended the University of South Carolina and Newberry College. As a youngster he worked at his father's service station and hauling business and delivered The Columbia Record and The Greenville News newspapers. He worked at Wicker's Radio & TV in Prosperity from 1959 – 1962, WKDK Newberry from 1963 -1966, WPCC-Clinton from 1966-1967, and Dixie Radio Supply Company from 1967-1968 before joining the staff of WKMG-1520-Radio in Newberry in 1968. He bought into Service Radio Company, Inc. (licensee of WKMG) in 1971, and was Executive Vice-President of the Corporation and General Manager and Chief Engineer. He was a member of the South Carolina Army National Guard from 1966 – 1972 and attained the enlisted rank of Specialist Fifth Class (SGT). He served as an Honor Club President, Chairman of the Board, and Sgt. At Arms of the Newberry Sertoma Club. Sertoma which stands for “Service to Mankind” is an international service organization which, among its man community services, provides help for hearing and speech impaired persons. He is past vice-president and treasurer of the Association for A Greater Newberry; past president and chairman of the board of the Newberry Unit of the American Cancer Society; past member of the Board of Directors of the Newberry County Development Board and Chamber of Commerce; Shop Newberry County First Committee; original planning committee for the Newberry County Egg and Dairy Festival; past member of the board of Newberry District Boy Scouts of America Committee; past member of the board of the United Way of the Midlands; member of the South Carolina Broadcaster's Association.

Prior to moving from Prosperity to Newberry in 1977 he served a term on the Grace Lutheran Church Council and was an assistant superintendent of the Sunday School. He also served on the Prosperity Town Planning Commission and the Prosperity American Bicentennial Committee. He is listed in Marquis Who's Who in the South and Southwest and Dictionary of International Biography.

Mr. Bedenbaugh was a member of Summer Memorial Lutheran Church where he had received a Lifetime Membership in the Lutheran Men.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Chapman Bedenbaugh; sons, Karman (Wendy) Bedenbaugh of Hickory Tavern; Bradley Bedenbaugh of Newberry and Aaron Bedenbaugh of Bristol, CT; a sister, Bunny (Dwight) Wessinger of Irmo; brothers, Billy (Libby) Bedenbaugh of Newberry, Lewis (Nancy) Bedenbaugh of Prosperity and Steve (Edith) Bedenbaugh of Newberry; grandchildren, Henry Bedenbaugh and Ella Bedenbaugh both of Bristol, CT, Brandon (Amanda) Cromer and Bryton (Star) Cromer both of Laurens and great-grandchildren, Aubree Cromer and Dylan Cromer.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic a drive-up service (broadcast by 94.1 FM radio) will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Summer Lutheran Church by the Rev. James Henricks. An opportunity to drive by and speak with the family will be held at the conclusion of the service. Memorials may be made to Summer Memorial Lutheran Church, 1609 Milligan Street, Newberry, SC 29108.



#43 Phyllis Eddy Kelley 2020-06-15 09:10
Peggy I was so sorry to see Roscoe had passed away esp during this time of virus outbreak making it hard to have the kind of service you would want. I have you in my thoughts and prayers Phyllis
#42 Jean Counts 2020-06-12 11:34
Peggy & Family:: Sending my love and prayers to all. May God Bless you all.
#41 Robert Martin 2020-05-24 10:03
We are sorry to hear about your loss. May God comfort you and your family.
#40 Jimmy Dawkins 2020-05-23 15:01
Peggy and family, prayers and love during this difficult time. May God surround each of you and give you peace and comfort.
#39 Eddie Malcom 2020-05-23 02:09
Peggy and your family! So sorry to hear of Roscoe passing we all know he was a man of God. He is now with God and Jesus. May God bless you all though this hard time. God Bless! Eddie
#38 Molly Shealy Branton 2020-05-22 15:19
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you His peace.
#37 Kathleen C Fowlkes 2020-05-22 13:29
We lost a great person when Roscoe passed. He is now
at peace and no longer suffering.
Love to you Peggy and your boys and their families.

#36 Mary Roach Williams 2020-05-22 10:15
Karman, Brad, and Aaron, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Roscoe's passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
#35 martha pugh 2020-05-22 08:28
Peggy and family my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So sorry for your loss of your love one (Roscoe). Love to all
#34 Glenn Kunkle 2020-05-21 11:02
Peggy and family,You all have my deepest sympathy at this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#33 Willie Morris 2020-05-21 10:30
Peggy and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you during this most difficult time. Love and Peace, Willie and Andy Morris
#32 Toni W Warren 2020-05-21 08:47
Peggy and family, I am so very sorry to hear about Roscoe. He was a very good man. I am praying for you. Please let me know if I can assist you in any way. God bless!
#31 Lana Bannister 2020-05-20 12:46
Peggy, Brad and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God's peace be with each of you. Wayne and Lana Bannister
#30 Buck and Luke Black 2020-05-20 12:37
So sorry to hear about Roscoe's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy to all the family and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
#29 June Fulmer 2020-05-20 09:56
Dear Peggy and family Please accept my sympathy on your loss. As you know I thought Roscoe was (as the rest of the family) a great friend. God has gotten him by the hand as it should and he is doing a lot better than we are. He will surely be missed. Love to you and the family.
#28 GeorgeFayeHawkins 2020-05-19 21:34
Peggy you and the boys have a deepest sympathy. So sorry to hear about Roscoe
#27 Pam DeHart 2020-05-19 20:51
Peggy I am so sad at your loss. May God wrap you and your family in his loving arms and give you strength.
#26 Sammie C Graham 2020-05-19 19:57
My deepest sympathy to Roscoe's Family. He contributed much to the Newberry community. My love and prayers in hopes that they will bring some comfort to the family and his friends.
#25 Rhonda Lindler 2020-05-19 19:29
we are so sorry for your loss. You all we be in our thoughts and prayers.
Rhonda Lindler and Betty Dominick
#24 Harriett Rucker 2020-05-19 18:15
Peggy, Karman, Brad, and Aaron, We are so sad to learn of Roscoe's passing. He was a great guy and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We grieve with you. May God's love and peace give you strength now and in the days to come. Love, Harriett and Johnny.
#23 Janet Ballentine 2020-05-19 17:40
Bradley and family,
May God bless you with His comfort, strength and peace for the days ahead. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
#22 DEBBIE SHEALY 2020-05-19 12:06
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I pray God will you give will strengthen each of you. I hope you can feel the love of others who are praying for you. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort. May God continue to bless you.
Debbie Shealy
#21 Jean Boozer 2020-05-19 11:41
Accept our heartfelt sympathy and love. Wayne and Jean Boozer
#20 Sheriff Lee Foster 2020-05-19 10:12
Dearest Bedenbaugh's,
We extend our sympathy on the passing of Roscoe. He was one of the older kids in our small community coming up in Church. He was one of the guys that we aggravated at Church, but he tolerated it and we looked up to him. He was always so nice to me during that time and the times after I grew up and then onto my professional career. He was quite an interesting man to talk to. He was truly a kind and gentle man. May a life well lived serve as his tribute. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#19 Karen Bedenbaugh Smi 2020-05-19 09:49
So saddened to hear of Mr. Roscoe's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
#18 Devonna Summer 2020-05-19 07:22
Peggy & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Will keep you all in my prayers at this difficult time.

Ronnie & Devonna Summer
#17 Wendy Lester Riley 2020-05-19 00:43
We are praying that God strengthen and comfort you all in the days ahead.
#16 Anne Ringer 2020-05-18 21:59
So sorry to hear of Roscoe's passing. He was a great classmate. Sending Hugs and prayers Peggy and to you.
#15 Deborah Ruff 2020-05-18 19:29
So very sorry to hear about Roscoe's death. We will be keeping all of you in our prayers. God's peace be with you.
#14 Sharon/Wayne Golden 2020-05-18 19:21
Our sympathy and prayers are extended to Peggy and the boys and all the family. You are in our thoughts.
#13 Melodie Merck Waters 2020-05-18 18:44
Mrs. Peggy, Brad, and family--
I am so very sorry and sad to hear that Mr. Roscoe is gone. He was one of the most genuine, sincere, and friendly people I have ever known. Anytime I would run into him, he made me feel as if I was so important and special to him and that he was truly glad to see me and know me. He will be sorely missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers now and in the many days to come. Cherish all the wonderful memories.

#12 Roy E Amick 2020-05-18 18:36
My condolences to the entire Bedenbaugh family. Roscoe was truly a unique individual. He gave my start in broadcasting and I will be forever grateful.
#11 Cheryl Cromer Taylor 2020-05-18 18:13
I am Cheryl Cromer Taylor,a niece of Helen Boland and daughter of Evelyn Dominick Cromer.Iam so sorry to see of Roscoe passing,he was so nice of helping with Aunt Helen went she got sick .Prayers goes out to you and family.
#10 keith Kunkle 2020-05-18 18:04
Peggy and family, you have my deepest sympathy ,sorry for your lose ...
#9 Sinclair Talbot 2020-05-18 17:29
Peggy, you and your family are in my prayers. Roscoe was such a servant to both Prosperity and Newberry communities. May God keep you close in the days ahead. Thinking of you and have missed our times together.
#8 Dia Ware 2020-05-18 17:15
Karmas, Wendy and Family,
My sincerest condolences. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Lifting you all up in prayer for strength, comfort and peace.
#7 Lynn Wessinger 2020-05-18 17:05
We are SO sorry to hear about Roscoe. The last time I saw him he was shopping with Brad. Sending love and prayers to all of you. My prayer is for God's peace and comfort today and the days to come. With love, Lynn and Larry Wessinger
#6 Steve & Diane Metts 2020-05-18 16:38
Peggy, Karman & Wendy, Billy & Libby and family,
Steve and I are so sorry to hear of Roscoe's passing. He was a remarkable man. Always so gracious, so kind and always had a smile for anyone. I remember working with him many years ago, as Office Manager of Roses. He would come in to talk about radio ads. He was always such a delight and so nice. As years passed, our paths have crossed and he was always the same wonderful Roscoe. This community has lost a great friend and God has called home a wonderful Son. Steve and I have all of you in our prayers and thoughts. Find comfort in knowing that Roscoe is home with his Father God. May God give you strength and comfort in the days ahead.
Steve and Diane Metts
#5 Richard Cooper 2020-05-18 16:37
My very sincerest condolences to the whole family.
#4 Dolly Blount 2020-05-18 16:33
You all have our love and sympathy. May God shield you in his arms for comfort. Love, Wayne, and Dolly Blount
#3 Ann Cannon 2020-05-18 15:14
I am so sorry to hear of Roscoe’s passing. May God grant you peace as you go though this time of sorrow.
Ann Cannon
#2 Rodney & Mary Bedenbaugh 2020-05-18 14:38
We are sadden to learn of Roscoe's passing. May our risen LORD sustain and give you strength during this difficult time.
Rodney & Mary Bedenbaugh
#1 Dana H Werts 2020-05-18 11:28
May God comfort you at this time of loss. Roscoe will surely be missed but never forgotten.