John L. Bedford, Jr. went home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, May 15th in Corpus Christi, TX. He was born November 18, 1945 in West Point, MS to Elizabeth and John L. Bedford, Sr. Upon graduating from West Point High School, John went to Idaho to fight forest fires between college semesters. John attended Mississippi State University. He then served two years as a Marine in Vietnam, earning several medals, including a purple heart. John and Sharon met and married when both were working for the FBI in Washington D.C. John went on to work for Central Service Association in Tupelo, MS for over 18 years. After his career with CSA he moved to Texas and become a business owner until he retired. He owned Accutest Services, Inc. and Corpus Christi Powder Coating. John was an active member of South Shore Christian Church and went over and beyond with his involvement there. In his free time he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandbabies.

John was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon Bedford of Corpus Christi, TX; daughters, Tina Bedford of Corpus Christi, TX and Carisa Walker (Clay) of Houston, TX; sisters, Emily Schepens (Jim) and Paula Bedford both of Kingwood, TX; grandchildren, Macy, Abby and Myles Walker, all of Houston, TX, and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and other family members.

John was married to Sharon for over 43 years. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be deeply missed by his family and his numerous friends.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2 P.M. Saturday, May 18, 2013 at South Shore Christian Church.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to South Shore Christian Church, 4710 South Alameda, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412.