Horace M. Bethea MSgt USAF (Ret)

Horace M. Bethea MSgt USAF (Ret)

January 4, 1954 – February 12, 2021

Age 67

Horace retired from the United States Air Force and was a realtor in the Metro and surrounding area for Geschwender, NP Dodge, and Nebraska Realty.  After semi-retiring from real estate, Horace packed up his things, bought an RV, and traveled state to state, visiting friends and enjoying life.

Preceded in death by mother Betty Bethea.

Survived by daughter Micki; son Nathaniel; grandchildren JaKyia and Marcuss Bethea; first cousin Jolene Bethea; and numerous friends.

The family requests that masks be worn.

Visitation following CDC guidelines Monday, March 1st from 11:00 a.m. to noon followed by

Funeral Services following CDC guidelines at noon all at Bellevue Memorial Chapel.

Click the link below to view video of the visitation and service.


Military Honors:  Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard.


  • Norma Lafayette Posted February 18, 2021 6:57 pm

    To say I miss you is an understatement, and I feel the loss everyday. I appreciate everything you’ve ever done for me and I am forever grateful. Rest in eternal peace – Norma 💛

  • MichaelFranklin Posted February 18, 2021 8:00 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers sent to you and your family. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Kinesha Shelton Posted February 19, 2021 2:30 pm

    Rest In Peace Mickey I know you and Joystick are having a Force One reunion! Praying for your loved ones

  • Toni aka Little Bit Posted February 19, 2021 2:49 pm

    Nate, Mickie and his presious grandchildren my heart felt condolence to you all. My God give you all the comfort you need during these very difficult times. I thank God for the time we all had a blast in Georgia summer 2020. It was nice meeting you Norma prayers for your strength.

  • Mary E Mountains Posted February 19, 2021 7:45 pm

    My Deepest Sincere Condolence To The Family’s Mickey will Truly Be Miss. R.I.H..💔💔💔💔

  • The American Legion Family Posted February 19, 2021 8:02 pm

    On behalf of The American Legion Family, we send caring thoughts to the family of Mr. M.Sgt. Bethea for your sad loss. Horace is “Gone but Not Forgotten” by this organization of volunteers for Veterans, the Military and their families. The local Legion Post can offer assistance through our Service volunteers. From members of District 8, Nebraska.

  • Rena Herbert Posted February 19, 2021 9:24 pm

    Words can’t express the knowledge, wisdom, and lessons I have learned from you over these past 30 years. You were an amazing realtor, friend, and my mentor. I appreciate all that you have done for me and my family over the years and man this hit hard for me. Anytime I needed to ask about a real estate deal, politics, relationship advice, parenting advice, or life in general, you always answered the call. You did so much for so many. Force One committed member, restaurant owner, laundromat owner, Broker Agent, Multi Unit property owner, heck you owned a multitude of land and property everywhere, Retired Air Force Member, You had an amazing life. I’m so happy you were able accomplish your dreams. You did it. You are greatly missed. I will always remember “if you can’t be good. Be good at it”. I am praying for you guys. Your father was proud of you both.

  • Pastor Rordy Smith Posted February 23, 2021 7:04 pm

    We are sorry for your loss, prayers for your family that you may find comfort during this time

  • Darren(ONE-LOVE)Love Posted February 25, 2021 12:38 pm

    My heart still hurting*i thank GOD*I was able to have him as my brother*me/ Styx & Mikki*was on a 3way call about 6months ago*we talked & laughed for hours*it was the last time I talked to him*Rest easy BRO & give JOYSTICK a huge hug for me*1LOVE*!

  • Mike Campbell Posted March 1, 2021 12:17 pm

    I always enjoyed working with Horace. He always knew more that most lenders and never forgot the
    details. He was always so full of life – and loved his family and friends. I will miss him.

  • HR Posted March 1, 2021 4:19 pm

    Bethea family, my prayers of Peace & love are extended to you. Horace, I stand and salute you. Thank you for being in our lives. There’s much I could say about you but, has been said. You and I have shared many great times & bad. You’ve always been that go to guy. A big brother of sorts. Memories will last a lifetime. God broke the mold when he made you. There’ll never be another Micky. You paid your way, hands down. You’ve come thru storms and you’ve fought many battles but, now it’s time to rest. You lived, laughed, loved and, you never held back. Go Big or, go home..it’s your time now. You’re soaring high on True “GOlD Wings”., where there’s no space, time. Your voyage never ends. Yes, we’ll miss your presence but, you taught us many lessons. You’ll live on thru many. The battle is not given to the Swift nor, the strong but to the one who endures to the end. Dismissed. Ride on Micky and May the Force Be With You!! RIH Until we meet again. HR

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