Richard Alan Bedgood



Richard Alan Bedgood, age 65, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at his residence in Jefferson.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 2:00pm in the Courtyard of Lawson Funeral Home.  The Rev. Ray Shannon will officiate.  Rick was born on June 17, 1955 in Warner Robins, Ga to the late William E. and Gloria J. Bedgood.  He was a good and humble man who was strong in his faith.  Rick played the trumpet in his church orchestra.  For over 15 years he taught third graders in Sunday School.  He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Karen Lingle Bedgood, Sons; Seth Bedgood and Sgt Nathan Bedgood (USMC) and wife Sarah, Brother; Darrell and Denise Bedgood, Brother; Gary and Kay Bedgood, Sister; Karen and Ken Carter.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Following the service family and friends are invited to stay and fellowship.  A catered meal will be provided to all.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Mary’s Hospice, 1660 Jennings Mill Road, Watkinsville, Ga 30622 or  Arrangement by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53 * Hoschton, Georgia 30548 * 706-654-0966 or you can visit our website to leave online condolences for the family at

9 thoughts on “Richard Alan Bedgood”

  1. I loved the Sunday afternoons we spent at y’all’s old house after church! Eating good food, playing video games, swimming, badminton, making memories. From all the Beaustons, we love y’all! I know we will see Mr. B again in a place with only joy and laughter!

  2. Rick and Karen were our neighbors for a while and I really appreciated Rick’s friendship and support then and in the ensuing years. We enjoyed rounds of golf and good conversation and he was so very helpful with house fix it things including when we moved and rented our home and he took care of things there for us. But more than all else, Rick was as spiritual a man as I have ever known and it flowed from him so very naturally. His presence in this life will be greatly missed. Hazel and I send Karen and all in Rick’s family our heartfelt thoughts and prayers.

  3. I grew up in the same hometown(Harrison) as Rick. I am ten years his senior. Our parents were close with each other, so we spent a great bit of time at each other’s houses. Since I was the oldest in the bunch, I acted a little like a babysitter, entertaining Rick and Karen mostly, so our parents could visit with each other uninterrupted. It was not an easy job!! Both Rick and Karen were little “Live Wires”! But they were so funny and I loved them both so much. As we grew up and went our different directions we didn’t see each other that much. However, I do remember being home one weekend and we were all at our home Church’s Homecoming. Rick was there, all grow up! He was the same Rick, but I immediately noticed a significant change! His love for God was shining through, the way he spoke, his softness and whole demeanor. I am grateful to read that he has remained stedfast in his love and faith for God. May you, his family and friends be comforted in knowing Ricky is at peace and out of any physical pain. May God be with each of you.❤ Diana New Dosier

    1. Diana, thank you so much for sharing your memories. Rick loved people and touched so many lives with his easy going demeanor, his humor and his love for the Lord. We miss him so much.

  4. Karen, Seth, and Nathan you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Please know we are thinking of you in this difficult time.

  5. Karen, Seth & Nate,
    I’m so sorry for your loss & so happy I was able to know Rick. I hold you in my heart & prayers. ❤️🙏

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