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David Bedenbaugh, loving father and grandfather, died at home at the age of 94 on December 31, 2020. David was born on October 28, 1926 in Prosperity, South Carolina. He graduated from O’Neal High School in Prosperity and served in World War 2 as a military police officer for the United States Army. David was a proud lifelong citizen of Prosperity and was a co-business owner with his brother Earle of Bedenbaugh Feed and Seed for 35 years and owner and manager of Bedenbaugh Investments and Bedenbaugh Rentals for 30 years. David was married to Linda Bedenbaugh for 52 years and raised 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. After his loving wife Linda passed away in 2009, David married Frances (Fran-Fran) Hamm. They were married for 8 years.

David had a passion for the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and playing poker. He hunted as a small boy up into his late eighties. He shared his love of hunting with friends and family and was an avid outdoor sportsman his entire life. In his later years, he could often be found in his battered pickup truck checking trout lines on the ponds on his properties or on Lake Murray. His truck was frequently the recipient of dings and dents because he believed in getting where he was going no matter what was in his way. One of David’s favorite sayings was, “There’s only 2 speeds in life, stop and hold on. ” He was known for a quick wit, love of meeting new people and a no-nonsense attitude and bearing.

David was preceded in death by his father, Boyd and mother, Eula Belle, his brother, Earle, and beloved wives, Linda and Frances. He is survived by his sons, Boyd and Michael, grandchildren, Carson, Jacob, Jonah and Maggie and nieces, Jan Blackwell, Lisa Sulka, Jean Bedenbaugh, and nephew, Charlie Bedenbaugh.

David will be laid to rest at Zion Church Cemetery in Prosperity on Monday, January 4th at 2:00 pm. Due to Covid restrictions, no visitation will be held and anyone who fears having been exposed to COVID 19 within the past ten days are discouraged from attending and those who do attend mask and social distancing protocols should be followed.. Memorial donations may be made to Zion United Methodist Church, care of Cemetery Fund at 80 Zion Circle, Prosperity, SC 29127

The service will be broadcast via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PTHP1



#28 Scott Logue 2021-01-07 14:03
When my lake house burned down, we lost everything. David gave me a shot gun and told me he knows how much I love turkey hunting and didn't want me to miss out. He offered me his home to live in, kindness came natural for him. I thanked him with tears in my eyes. He will be missed.
#27 Sarah Griffin 2021-01-05 23:07
Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Rodney and Sarah
#26 Eddie Norris 2021-01-05 14:21
Boyd, Mike and family: Cathy and I were sorry to hear of Mr. Davids passing! Heaven has gained another pillar of the Zion/ Prosperity community! He is resting with his beloved Linda now in the care of God! Please take comfort in the knowledge he is there now! May God hold you in his arms during this time and the days to come! Sincerely Cathy and Eddie Norris.
#25 Andy Stout 2021-01-05 02:25
I only knew Mr. Bedenbaugh when I rented an apartment from him for several years, but he was an energetic, warm-hearted man. I was glad to have him as my landlord. Prosperity won't be the same without him and I'm sorry for your loss.
#24 KAREN LINDLER SMITH 2021-01-04 15:56
May God be with You and your Family during this difficult time. Love, Joey and Karen Lindler Smith
#23 Tom Pope 2021-01-04 09:45
David was a once in a lifetime great person : always positive and a bunch of fun. He loved people and I was honored to be his friend . we hunted together and I will cherish those times together. A great man who will be missed by all who knew him.
#22 Drucie Eaddy 2021-01-03 14:55
Mike and Boyd, please kknow that as i write to give my sympathy a flood of memories come to mind, as I remember David, as well as Linda, Frances and Earle -good ones!When my father, Dove, was on his death bed at the hospital, he told Jewel and me that if we ever wanted to know any thing about how to do things in the community or Zion to ask David.
#21 Oscar Lovelace 2021-01-03 11:27
I loved David Bedenbaugh. He was definitely a man on the go - but always respectful and appreciative of the needs of others. He patiently waited many hours in our office but was a huge encourager to me personally and to the rest of our staff from its inception in 1988. I will long remember our experience when he took me turkey hunting. I thank God that he shared his adventuresome, loving, and fun life with me.
#20 John V Pugh 2021-01-02 11:03
I have known David and Earle all my life, but when we opened the drug store and the small Coffee Club formed, that is when I really became close friends with David. Boyd and Mike, Becky and I extend our sincere sympathy to you and your families.
#19 Cherrie Longshore 2021-01-02 08:50
So sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our prayers .
#18 Becki McSwain 2021-01-02 08:40
I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. David's passing. My dad, Bill McSwain, thought he was a hoot & admired him so much. It's so hard to let God have them back. Thank goodness they leave us with a lifetime of memories. My prayers are with you.
Becki McSwain
#17 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2021-01-02 06:49
Mike & Boyd, so sorry to hear about your Dad. You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Dan & Robbie DeFreese
#16 Mary Jo Racine 2021-01-01 23:20
Michael, Boyd & the rest of the family ,Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a special friend . He will certainly be missed .
#15 T.WAYNE BOLAND 2021-01-01 19:21
So sorry for your loss. I had great respect for Mr David.
#14 Jackie Haltiwanger 2021-01-01 18:18
Mike, Boyd and Families, The Town if Prosperity will not be the same. I will, as well as all of y'all, miss his warm hugs. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
#13 Brice & Alice Boozer 2021-01-01 17:33
Brice and I are sorry to learn of Mr. David passing. Mr. David was one of a kind. Always making plans and never an idle moment. He was well known to many people and will be missed by many people. Sending prayers to Boyd and Mike and to their families at this time for comfort in the coming days ahead.
#12 Susan Smith 2021-01-01 14:36
I'm so sorry for yalls loss! Praying God comforts yall and gives yall peace !
#11 David & Lynn Riber 2021-01-01 13:40
Micheal and Family,
We were saddened to hear of your loss of Mr. David. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#10 Rodney Bedenbaugh 2021-01-01 12:28
Mike & Boyd, Sorry to hear about your dad. He lived a long life and we are proud to have known him as a friend and relative. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ comfort and give you peace now and in the days to come. He will be missed.
Rodney & Mary Bedenbaugh
#9 Carolyn Kibler 2021-01-01 12:10
Mike and Boyd and families, James and I are so saddened by Mr. David's passing. May God bring you peace and comfort as you recall the good times of the past.
#8 Christine S Bowers 2021-01-01 11:49
So sorry to hear about Mr. David's passing. He was always kind and had a smile on his face every time I saw him. Take care.
#7 Rhonda Lindler 2021-01-01 09:53
So sorry for your loss.
#6 Jean Bedenbaugh 2021-01-01 09:41
If I would write a book.... Uncle David was a second dad to me so I will miss him dearly. He is in a better place now with no pain and reuniting with loved ones. Please watch over us. Love you. ❤️❤️
#5 Michelle sherman 2021-01-01 09:33
Mike & Boyd my prayers and thoughts are with you and your families.
#4 Sheriff Lee Foster 2021-01-01 09:19
What an incredible life! Mr. David was one of the icons of life in Prosperity. He was a man of incredible energy, drive, and interest. Prosperity will be missing one to people that gave it that unique flair. Mr. David is not a Peace, no longer trapped inside the vessel that kept him from enjoying life to its fullest, which he always did. He is at a place where all is well, the grass is green, the deer are plentiful, there are card games rolling, and you cannot bend and dent up a truck. Thank you for the blessing of gracing us with your life, Mr. David.
Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#3 Thadd Mays 2021-01-01 09:16
David was a lifelong friend and a very good man.We shared many happy times together hunting,fishing and traveling all over the western United States. I will miss him greatly.
#2 Tommy and Marti Reid 2021-01-01 09:08
Mike and Boyd and family, our prayers are with you! Rest In Peace our friend!
#1 Doug & Pam 2021-01-01 07:58
Boyd and Mike, Our deepest condolences on the the passing of Mr. David. He was a man of faith and adventure. Please know that we are with you in spirit and prayers.