Keith Ray Bedenbaugh

Keith Bedenbaugh

Keith Ray Bedenbaugh, 74, of Waco passed away, surrounded by his loving family Tuesday, June 14, 2022, after celebrating his 53rd wedding anniversary.

Keith was born September 20, 1946 in Chester, South Carolina to father, Marvin Birge Bedenbaugh and mother, Annie Laura Morris.  He grew up in Joanna, South Carolina, where he attended church religiously and drove the town school bus as a high school student until joining the United States Air Force.  Keith married his lifelong bride in the Philippines, and retired after serving twenty years as a U.S. Master Sergeant.

In retirement, Keith and his wife participated in archery tournaments throughout the US. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed several years of guiding at a ranch in central Texas.  He was the Grill Master of the family and took great joy in entertaining everyone who stepped into their home and campsite.  Keith never met a stranger and all who had the honor of knowing him are truly blessed.

Keith was preceded in death by his grandson, Billy Charles Cole III, and nephew, Don Franklin Waldrop.

Keith is survived by his wife, Nelda Bedenbaugh; son, Kenneth Bedenbaugh; daughter, Tabatha Bedenbaugh Wiggins; two grandchildren, Mylinda and Ryan; and three great grandchildren. He will be missed by all and never to be forgotten by his two sisters, Edith Waldrop of Johnston, South Carolina and Judy White of Greenville, South Carolina, along with many family members and close friends.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to your charity of choice for those suffering from congestive heart failure.

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  1. I am so sorry for your families loss and will say a prayer for your family during this difficult time. I have seen so many post from Tabatha to know that he was a rock for his family and that he will be greatly missed.

  2. I did not know Keith but I know and love the wonderful woman he raised Tabatha and our heart breaks for her and her whole family. What a great legacy he has left behind loving and kind children.

  3. Debbie Plouffe

    Tabatha, Daddy’s hold a very special place in their children’s hearts. I hope your Mom and family find comfort in the days ahead.

  4. Tabatha Bedenbaugh Wiggins

    Every morning I have woken from having dreams about our final days with you; all different but the same situation. I miss you so much daddy. You were my best friend, one I texted or talked to nearly every day. We shared our projects together; successes and failures. You were my rock and I will never forget the lessons you taught me, the advice you gave and the ones you held on to. You never left me standing alone, you took care of your bride until the very end and I will take care of her the rest of my life. I love you daddy and will weep your loss until I see you again.

  5. Community Healthcare of Texas

    Thank you for the opportunity to care for your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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