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James 'JR' Bearden

Posted: Thursday, Nov 8th, 2012


James Bearden


James “JR” Bearden, 57, of Toledo, Ore., died of cancer on Nov. 4, 2012 at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport, Ore.

He was born Feb. 22, 1955 to James O. Bearden and Myrtle G. (Pulley) Bearden in St. Louis, Mo. JR was a long time resident of Lincoln County and graduated from Toledo High School. He was married to Jaci K. Kelley until their divorce in 1991.

JR was an avid hunter for many years and loved spending time outdoors. He was a dedicated family man and loved being a father and grandfather. He was a kind and gentle spirit who was loved by many and will be missed by those who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle Geneva Bearden; brother, Timothy Allen Bearden; and the mother of his children, Jaci K. (Kelley) Bindley.

He is survived by his children, Jedediah J. Bearden of Albany, and Jocelyn M. Bearden of Toledo; father, James O. Bearden of Toledo; brother, Billy W. Bearden of Toledo; sister, Deborah I. Gevin of Toledo; and grandchildren, Andraya A. Mitchell and Ryder J. Bearden.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Jocelyn M. Bearden c/o James Bearden, P.O. Box 283 Siletz, OR 97380 to be donated to a children’s charity in his honor.

Affordable Burial and Cremation is handling arrangements.



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