|Birth: ||Jun. 20, 1932|
|Death: ||Aug. 16, 2011|
Monte Dale Bearden, 79, passed away on August 16, 2011, after a long battle with heart disease. He was born June 20, 1932, in Springdale AR to E.W. (Ed) Bearden and Bertha (Savage) Bearden. He married Billy Jean Simmons in January of 1951, and they had two sons, Bobby and Jeff. He married Cleo Obera (West) Brawley on December 4, 1982. Monte accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior at the age of 12 and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Duke his whole life. He was very active in the RA program for over 40 years and was named Mr. RA in 1985. He also coached Little League baseball and basketball for a number of years. He never missed an opportunity to mention Jesus to a child.
Monte was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Chester and Omar; and sisters Gertrude, Nina, Maggie and Edith.
He is survived by his wife Cleo; his sons and daughter-in-law Bobby and Betty Bearden of Yukon OK, and Jeff Bearden of Altus OK; sister Mary Green of Duke; grandchildren Michael, Chase, Shamana, Tiffany and Jeremy; and six great-grandchildren; step-children, Randall Andrus, Sharon Brown, Pat McCollum, Barbara Adkinson, Noma Daniel, and Connie Donithan; nieces Joan Wycoff, Janice Beach, Katy Briggs, Estelleta Slaton, Charlotte Evans, and Andrea Curry; nephews Donivan Green and Ronald Owens; special great-nephews Lane and Lance Womack; special great-niece Amy Kite; and a host of relatives and friends.
Lowell-Time Funeral Home, Altus OK
Edward Walter Bearden (1884 - 1943)
Bertha Aurila Savage Bearden (1889 - 1981)
Billie Jean Simmons Golding (1933 - 1997)
Maggie Florence Bearden Leonard (1908 - 2000)*
Nina Jewel Bearden Owen (1912 - 1992)*
Gertrude Inez Bearden (1917 - 1919)*
Monte Dale Bearden (1932 - 2011)
Created by: DogMama08
Record added: Aug 27, 2011
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