Richard “Ricky” Bennett Bedwell, age 52 of Trinity, Texas passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ricky was born November 13, 1968 in Houston, Texas and was a longtime resident of the Alvin/Pearland area. He attended Pearland High School and worked all over America as a Level 3 NACE Coating Inspector in the oil and gas industry. Ricky is preceded in death by his father, Junior Bedwell; brother, Jason Bedwell.
Ricky is survived by his children, Shelby Bedwell and Cody Bedwell; mother Lynda Tarr and step-father Jim Tarr; brothers, Steven Bedwell and David Bedwell; step-sisters, Michelle Willis and Tana Wilburn; grandchildren, Emma, Ava, Miguel, Cody Jr., Addie and Caleb; along with numerous other relatives and friends.
Ricky grew up in the coating business. He was sandblasting at 15. He became one of the highest ranking coating inspectors in America. He surveyed all over America, including the Golden Gate Bridge, many pipelines, offshore projects, various tanks and chemical plants. He was also an excellent chef. He won 1st place at the Brazoria County Fair twice in BBQ Brisket and Beans categories. He introduced real BBQ to people all over America. He loved to fish. He was running trot lines as a youngster with his Grandfather.
Visitation was held from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Friday, September 10, 2021 at Scott Funeral Home, funeral services began at 2:00 PM. Interment follow at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, Texas.