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Robert “Bob” Bedingfield

Mr. Robert “Bob” Hardy Bedingfield, age 87, of Locust Grove, passed away March 12, 2024.  He grew up in the Cabbagetown area of Atlanta, the oldest of four boys born to the late Troy Hardy Bedingfield and Irene Parks Bedingfield. His family moved to Jonesboro in 1952 and Bob graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1955. He served in the National Guard then in the US Airforce for several years.  
 
He worked at Delta Airlines for 30+ years, retiring as a Lead in the International Freight department. He was also bailiff at the Clayton County Courthouse and a security officer at Kmart on Cleveland Avenue in Atlanta.
 
Bob loved all sports and was very athletic. In high school he lettered in four sports and in pole vaulting. A school record he still holds today. For years he played travel slow-pitch softball for Delta Airlines and Specialty Engraving and on the recreation teams in Clayton and Henry Counties. Bob was also a member of the Delta Airlines BBQ team, and a 32nd degree Mason, past Master, and member of Jonesboro Masonic Lodge #87. 
 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Louisa Malcom Bedingfield, brothers Ronald and Charles and wife Jean, and nephews, Mark and Andy.
 
He is survived by his daughters: Lisa Jackson (Darrell) of Williamson and Laura B. Whisenant (Butch) of Lake Hartwell; grandchildren: Danny Jackson (Stefanie), Dylan Jackson (Hayley), Robert Clayton Whisenant, and Kyle Whisenant; great-grandchildren: Danny J. Jackson, Dustin Jackson, Dominik Jackson and McKenzie Davis; nieces and nephew: Ronnie, Rhonda, Nicole and Cheryl. Brother Thomas (Sandra) Bedingfield; and sister-in-law: Elieen Bedingfield
 
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. 
 
Moody-Daniel Funeral Home in Zebulon is assisting the family with arrangements. 

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