Walter Adrian Bodine, 95, of Bangs, died July 3, 2019. He was a resident at Brownwood Nursing and Rehabilitation. A celebration of Adrian's life will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9 at Davis-Morris Funeral Home in Brownwood with burial following at the Bangs Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m before the service on Tuesday.
Adrian was born June 14, 1924, to Walter and Myrtle Bodine at his grandparents' farm near Richland Springs. His family moved to Bangs in 1937. He graduated from Bangs High School in 1942 where he was active in sports. ln the summer of 1942, he started working at Camp Bowie in Brownwood. Later, he and brother Ray went to Houston to work in the shipyards. Ray later enlisted but Adrian continued at the shipyards until W.W. II was over. He married Margie Louise Box of Houston on June 1, 1946 in Bangs at the Baptist church parsonage. They were married 70 years.
Adrian worked for Magnolia Oil in Houston and General Dynamics in Fort Worth. He and Margie moved to Bangs in October 1959 with their children, Joyce Ellen and Walter Jerry. They owned Bodine TV Sales and Service. For the next thirty years, many residents in Brown and Coleman counties used their services.
Margie had written that Adrian was "a man that lived for Jesus. Saved at age 9 and ordained as a Baptist Deacon at 26. A very gifted man that knew the Bible and shared it with others.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Margie; daughter, Joyce; brother, Ray; and sister Glenda Brow.
He is survived by his son, Jerry (Karan) of Abilene; granddaughter, Marcie Waldrip (Chris, daughter Hannah) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and grandson, Brian Bodine (Toni, daughters Camryn and Cora, son Connor) of Krugerville. He is also survived by sisters, Betty Allen of Bangs and Nelda Low of Brownwood; brother, Gayle Bodine (Cecelia) of Perrin; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.
We appreciate the staff at Brownwood Nursing and Rehabilitation for taking special care of Adrian. Memorials can be made to West Texas Rehab or charity of your choice.
Online memorials can be left at www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com.