Roger D. Pemberton

November 15, 1960 – June 7, 2021

Roger D. Pemberton, 60, of Bedford, passed away at his daughter’s residence on Tuesday, June 7, 2021.

Born November 15, 1960, he was the son of Shirley (Boone) Watson and Denzel “Dale” Pemberton. Roger was a graduate of Mitchell High School and was a truck driver. He enjoyed being around his grandchildren and children and enjoyed going to the Bloomington Speedway.

Surviving Roger is his mother, Shirley Watson of Pekin, IL; his children, Corey Pemberton, Kyle Pemberton, and Shayna Pemberton, all of Bedford; grandchildren, McKenna Pemberton, Blakelee Pemberton, Jackson Pemberton, and Karter Pemberton, all of Bedford; siblings, Nancy Terrell and Brad Pemberton of Pekin, IL, and Tab Morris of Bedford; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; his aunt Edna and uncle George whom he lived with as a child; a cousin, Brian Eagans, who was like a brother; a brother, Harley Morris; sisters Gina Pemberton and Tonya Morris.

Funeral services for Roger D. Pemberton will be Friday, June 11, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford. Visitation will be on Friday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Ferguson-Lee. Cremation will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made in Roger’s memory to Transitions Recovery in Bedford.

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