Donald Earnest Bearden

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Funeral services for Donald Bearden, 68, of Lone Star will be 2:00 P.M., Tuesday,January 31 at Reeder-Davis Chapel in Hughes Springs with Bro. Ron Dyess officiating. Burial will follow at Bradfield Chapel Cemetery near Daingerfield under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mr. Bearden was born October 20, 1943 and passed away Friday, January 27, 2012 at a Longview hospice. He was a construction worker at Brown and Root. He was preceded in death by two wives Virginia Bearden and Brenda Bearden; three brothers R.V., Billy and Johnny Gilmore. He is survived by his wife Ethel Bearden of Lone Star; four sons Matthew Bearden and Larry Bearden both of Lone Star, Bobby Bearden of Linden and Alvin Bearden of Longview; two daughters Christy Tarbutton of Lone Star and Karen Bearden of Allen; three brothers David Gilmore, of Avinger, Sylvester Gilmore of Daingerfield and James Bearden of Lone Star; 31 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Monday evening at the funeral home.

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  1. My life Married to DonaldI have been married to Don Bearden for 18 years. We have been happy together for the whole time . We have had a good life together. We have had alot of bad times and good times. Will be bad times and good times that to will be bad and good. I loved Don and will miss him very much. WE go to sale barns for sale itiems. We had fun he liked that awhole lot

  2. Daddy, I want you to know that I love you and I miss you. You are with Momma and Roger now and I know you are looking down on us and you are safe with Jesus. Till we meet again and we are a family again….Your baby girl, Christy

  3. One more day, one more time. One more sunset & maybe I'd be satisfied. But then again, I know what it would do….leave me wishin' still for one more day with you. You'll get that "one more day" one day. And I will quote my friend. It's not goodbye, it's just…I'll see you later. We love you sis!

  4. The Galveston, Texas tripA lasting memory that I have about my dad is our family trip to Galveston, Texas with My mom and Two younger brothers, Matthew and Larry. We went to the ocean and we all walked the beach and gathered Sea Shells. We talked about taking other trips and talked about when us kids were younger. What stands out in my mind is when I watched my mom and dad holding hands and they were walking on the beach. I wanted a love that would last like that forever. This is a great lasting memory of my dad and I'll hold on to it forever. He was the strongest man that I ever knew and the greatest. I love you daddy!

  5. Dad I will miss you very much. I will miss our fishing trips and just talking to you all the time about any thing and you call me to help you with your truck or car. I love you and miss you. Till we meet again rest in peace….. Love Teddy

  6. To the family and my friend. My condolences and my heart is with you all. I understand the loss & I'm here. God Bless!

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