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Thomas "Tom" Bazemore

Saturday, October 22nd, 1955 - Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
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Thomas “Tom” Dale Bazemore was born October 22, 1955 in Newport News, VA,
and went to be with his LORD, June 30, 2020, Denver CO., after a short illness.

Cremation was chosen and a Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on July 14, 2020, at Monument Bible Church (4124 Ave. I, Scottsbluff, NE) with Pastor Jake Roberts officiating. All who wish to attend are invited to remember Tom and are welcome to stay for a luncheon after the service. During these times, we are obligated to adhere to the social distancing guidelines set forth by the State of Nebraska for Funeral gatherings and receptions. Bridgman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

In Lieu of flowers, please make Donations to: CAMP SCOTT, P.O. BOX 143, Scottsbluff, NE.

He was the 4th son and child born to Roy & Ruth Bazemore. He lived in VA until 1979, when the love of the mountains led him Colorado. He also met the Love of his Life, Melanie Gunnells there and they were married in 1980, and they celebrated 40 years together. They were blessed to become Parents of 2 Special Needs sons, Matthew & Preston. They lived in CO until 2007, when a job transfer brought them to Scottsbluff, NE. He retired in 2010, due to medical disability and lived there until his death.

His love for GOD was shown in many ways. He was active in his church, Monument Bible, serving refreshments for Coffee Hour on Sundays, teaching AWANA, driving the church bus to pick people for church services, and taught Bible School. He was also active with Special Olympics, a passion & Love he had for the athletes, as his boys were participants.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, Robert.

He is survived by his wife, Melanie; sons, Matthew of Omaha, NE and Preston of Scottsbluff, NE; 3 brothers, David, Mike & Tim; 1 sister, Ruth Bean and their families in Newport News-Hampton VA.; Mother-in Law, Merna Gunnells of Greeley, CO; Brother-in-Law, Gregory Gunnells and family, of LaSalle, CO., and many friends.

He loved his family to the fullest, telling them each day how much he loved them, and showed it in many ways. He will be missed by many.
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    Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 11:00am
    Pastor Jake Roberts


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Paul Brooks

Posted at 10:06pm
I'm sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you. I was in Special Olympics bowling with Dale. Dale was a real nice guy to me. He will be missed by everybody in Special Olympics. I'm sorry I couldn't make it to the funeral. Paul Brooks

Kelly Ferguson Morten

Posted at 03:17pm
I remember the first time I saw Tom. We both attended Monument Bible Church and I happened to look over the aisle and noticed Tom and Matt. Being a parent of 2 special kids, myself, I recognized their interaction and was blessed to see the love with which Tom held Matt's hand and calmed him with soft words and affection. I didn't meet him till weeks later, when I passed him in the grocery store, introduced myself and told him how his love for his son was a blessing to me. He was a loving, positive, upbeat man and I know he will be sorely missed.

Cliff Norton Posted at 02:47pm

We are promised a great reunion one day. We will spend more time in heaven with Tom than we could ever have spent with him here on earth. Love and condolences to all the family and friends.

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