US Army

Robert Edward Bement

October 11, 1935 ~ October 31, 2021 (age 86)


A Life Celebration® funeral service for Robert Edward Bement, age 86 of Henderson, Texas will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 at EPC Church in Longview, Texas. Interment will follow at Crims Chapel Cemetery with Hunter Heim, Matt Ellis, Ralph Diamond, Andy Howell, Keith Moyes and Larry Pyle serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 at The Cammack Family Welch Funeral Home.

He passed October 31, 2021, in Longview, Texas. He was born in Vincennes, Indiana October 11, 1935. He graduated from Freelandville High School. Upon graduation, he attended Purdue University. In 1955, he joined the Army which as he said allowed a farm boy from Indiana to see the world. In the Army he was a member of the Army Security Agency (ASA) where he listened to and intercepted Morse Code. He was stationed in Germany, Japan and Vietnam. When he left the Army in 1962, he moved to Dallas, Texas and worked for Fina. He was transferred to the midwest and operated two service stations in Belton, Mo. In 1977, he moved to Longview, Texas and began his career as an auto mechanic. He worked in this profession until the age of 55 when he began his next chapter as a mill supply driver. He enjoyed this as he was able to travel all over East Texas. He retired at 65 and spent his time as an avid reader. He was a wealth of knowledge and loved to share it with others. He was always ready with random facts.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Esther O'Haver Bement; also by brother, Bruce Bement and sisters, Lena Logsdon; Judy McCammon; and Jewel Bement.

Survivors include daughter, Kathy Bement of Henderson, Texas; brother, David Bement and wife, Paulette of Terre Haute, Indiana; and brother, Eldon Bement and wife, Twila of Vincennes, Indiana and sister in law Linda Bement; along with many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his bonus family, Tammy Brightwell; Charity, Matt and Aubrey Ellis; and McKenzie and Hunter Heim all of Henderson, Texas; along with long time special friend, Naomi McPeek.

Special thanks to his cardiologist, Dr Krishna Nayini M.D. and his fantastic nurse, Gina for the many years of excellent care; also to Joni West and her family for adopting him and loving him as one of their own.

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Life Celebration® Visitation
November 2, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Cammack Family Welch Funeral Home
4619 Judson Road
Longview, TX 75605

Life Celebration® Funeral Service
November 3, 2021

2:00 PM
EPC Church
3800 Judson Road
Longview, TX 75605

Video is available for this event

November 3, 2021

4:00 PM
Crims Chapel
County Road 234A
Henderson, TX

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