A private family memorial service for James Paul Bendt, 56, of Brownwood, formerly of California, will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home.

He died Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Brownwood Regional Medical Center. He was born April 30, 1959 in Pasadena, Calif.

He is survived by his father, Larry Dean Bendt Sr.; mother, Sandra Bendt-Aguilar; one brother, Jesse Bendt; and one niece; Melanie McCutcheon.

Online condolences are welcome at www.blaylockfuneralhome.com.