Bedford Camera Owner Stan Bedford Dies at 60

by Jan Cottingham  on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 9:13 am  

Bedford Camera & Video created a special page for its founder, Stan Bedford, who died Wednesday.

Stan Bedford of Lowell, founder, owner and CEO of Bedford Camera & Video, died Wednesday. He was 60.

Bedford died at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

Bedford opened Bedford Camera & Video in 1974. The company now has six locations -- in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Rogers, Little Rock, North Little Rock and Oklahoma City -- and employs 86.

Bedford was born April 26, 1953, in Seymour, Texas, to the Rev. T.R. Bedford and Mary Jane Hampton Bedford. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Tonya Bedford; one son, Jason Bedford, and his wife, Natisha, of Springdale; one daughter, Cari Hoover, and her husband, Don, of Springdale; two brothers, Jack Bedford and his wife, Vicki, of Rogers and Mike Bedford and his wife, Patsy, of Cave Springs; two sisters, Betsy Elkins and her husband, Calton, of Bella Vista and Sue Owen and her husband, Jim, of Lowell; and five grandchildren, Shelby Hoover, Brayden Hoover, Hadley Hoover, Abigael Bedford and Mackenzie Bedford.

Bedford was a member of Cross Church and served on the pastor’s council. He was a member of The Singing Men of Arkansas.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cross Church Springdale. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Cross Church Springdale.

Memorials may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, N.Y. 10018 or at

Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale is handling the arrangements.

Bedford's obituary can be found here. His company has added a special memorial to its website.



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