James Earl Bedgood, 82, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Decatur.
Graveside service was April 11 at Pleasant Grove No. 1 Cemetery with Brent Nordan officiating.
James was born March 17, 1932, in Plaquemine, La., to George Harvey and Gladys Lucille (Deere) Bedgood. He married Peggy Sue Heel June 27, 1959, and they were married 47 years until her passing in 2007.
James was a captain in the United States Air Force and later retired from the Federal Aviation Administration.
He is survived by his sons, Ronald Bedgood of Boyd and Jimmy Bedgood and wife, Leslie, of Trophy Club; grandchildren Kimberly Pruitt, Alan Bedgood, Rachel Langston, Madison Bedgood, Summer Bedgood and Seth Bedgood; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a great-grandson.