Private graveside services honoring the life of Mr. Jackie Lang Bedsole, 81, will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, April 20, 2020 at Pelican Cemetery in Pelican, Louisiana with Rev. Skip Noble officiating. This will be an invitation-only family service not to exceed 10 people due to the restriction of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jackie was born on August 25, 1938 in Coushatta, Louisiana to Jack and Louvana Bedsole. He entered into eternal rest on April 17, 2020 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Mr. Jackie owned and operated Jackie Bedsole Timber Company for over 30 years, serving International Paper Company for most of those years. He was proud that his sons Harvey and Karl worked in the business with him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Louvana Bedsole; brother, Billy Ray Bedsole; sister, Peggy Brooks.
Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Joyce Bedsole of Mansfield, LA; sons, Harvey Bedsole and wife Kim of Zwolle, LA, Karl Bedsole and wife Julie of Stonewall, LA, and Larry Bedsole and wife Stacey of Stonewall, LA; daughter, Teressa Bedsole of Mansfield, LA; sisters, Betty Barton of Maryland and Joann Warren of Castor, LA; grandchildren, Kamryn, Lathan, Wesley, Whitney, Celeste and Nic, along with four great-grandchildren.