Obituary: David Richard Lemons Jr.

November 23, 1953 – July 7, 2019

David Lemons, 65, of Bedford, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 1:43 p.m. at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born November 23, 1953, in Lawrence County, Indiana, he was the son of David Sr. and Norma (Bond) Lemons. He retired from General Motors in 2006 after 31 years as a forklift operator. 

He graduated from Bedford High School in 1972 and attended Thomas Edison College where he played collegiate baseball. David was a member of Central Church of Christ and UAW 440. He enjoyed fishing, baseball and watching IU basketball, the Colts, and the New York Yankees.

Survivors include his three children, April (Shannon) Simpson of Bedford, Brett (Casey) Lemons of Mitchell, Brandi (Ryan) Embree of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Clayton Allen, Gavyn Lemons, Owen Lemons, Lucy Embree; one brother, Bill Lemen; one niece, Paige Lemen; two nephews, Jake and Grant Lemen.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service will be on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, with Rick Leach officiating. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Thursday, July 11, 2019, from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

Memorial contributions may be made n David’s memory to the Central Church of Christ.

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