MINGUS – Douglas Wayne Bearden, 76, of Mingus, Texas, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, in Mingus.
Service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the First Baptist Church in Mingus. Burial will follow in the Dodson Prairie Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Edwards Funeral Home in Strawn.
Doug was born Sept. 30, 1934, to Clarence and Bernice Speegle Bearden. He grew up in Mingus and graduated from Gordon High School. He married Charlene Popp on April 27, 1956. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mingus, and a member and past master of Strawn Masonic Lodge No. 906. He was secretary of both Strawn and Gordon lodges, and a member of the Scottish Rite. He loved to hunt, fish, raise cows and farm.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene Bearden, of Mingus; two daughters, Sandra Bearden, of Mingus, and Beverly Lawrence and husband, Brian, of Franklin, Texas; and two granddaughters, Sara Lawrence and Samantha Lawrence.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Janet Marie Bearden.
Edwards Funeral Home