More detail on this person: He was born Dec. 26, 1945, in Morrilton, Ark., to Homer Hillman
Bearden and Hazel Eloise Van Dalsem Bearden. He moved to West Texas at age 3, grew up in Snyder,
and graduated from Snyder High School in 1964. He married Tracy Diane Burton on Sept. 16, 1967. The
following year, he became a pilot for the United States Army, flying combat missions in Vietnam,
earning a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He became a master aviator in both helicopter and
fixed-wing aircraft and was a highly accomplished flight instructor before concluding his 21 years
of service to his country. Transitioning to civilian life, he made his home in Bedford and worked
for FlightSafety International in Hurst until his retirement in 2000.
Survivors: His wife, Tracy; son, Scott; daughter, Hilary Diane Harvey; son-in-law, Christian Harvey; and grandchildren, Jacob Ward, Abigail, Connor and Danny Harvey.
Above info was taken from VHPA Directory and obit published in Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 7/24/10 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/obituary.aspx?n=hillman-eldridge-bearden&pid=144246741).
This information was last updated 05/18/2016
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