Thomas Reid Bednar, 56, of Ozark, Mo., passed away on November 2, 2012, in Springdale, AR. He was born in Muskegon, MI, September 1956. Thomas graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in San Jose, California in 1975. TSGT Bednar proudly served his family and his country for 19 years in the Air Force.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Richard Bednar of Wymore, NE and his uncles, William Bednar of Flint, MI and Lyman Bednar of San Jose, CA. Tom is survived by his mother, Barbara Bednar of Ozark, MO; daughter, Samantha Bednar of Cabot, AR; son, Brandon Bednar of Cabot, AR; grandchildren, Tyler and Emily Bednar of Cabot, AR; sister, Linda O’Neill of Ozark, MO; brother-in-law, Mike O’Neill of Ozark, MO and nephews, Matthew and Patrick O’Neill of Ozark, MO. Thomas is also survived by his companion, Debbie Rhodes of Springdale, AR as well as many friends from all over the United States who loved and adored him.

Visitation will be held at Ruebel Funeral Home, 6313 W. Markham St., Little Rock, AR on Friday, November 9, 2012, from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Arkansas State Veteran’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 877-958-2233, in memory of Thomas R. Bednar. Tom loved his country and servicemen. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home,