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Elliott Sons Funeral Home

2524 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA

OBITUARY

Howard "Bernie" Crank

September 8, 1945February 8, 2020
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Hephzibah, GA—Mr. Howard “Bernie” Crank, 74, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

Mr. Crank was a proud American soldier who served in the United States Army. He provided guidance to many young soldiers and also served as an ROTC Instructor. After 22 years of service, he retired from the United States Army. His biggest accomplishment in life was his beautiful wife and his two daughters. He and his wife were members of Harvest Pointe Fellowship Church in Evans, GA. Some of his hobbies included golfing, hunting, fishing and bowling.

Mr. Crank is preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Florence Crank; and brother, Irvin Crank. Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Charlene Crank; daughters, Jody Kenny and Wendy Crank; siblings, Harold Crank (Rhonda), Pat Yadloski (Gene) and Janet Hines (Steve); and grandchildren, Alexis Kenny, Logan Lentz and Skylar Lentz.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Lumpkin Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Harvest Pointe Fellowship, 326 N. Belair Road, Evans, GA 30809; The Wounded Warriors Project 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256; or the American Heart Association 10 Glenlake Pkwy NE South Tower, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30328; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Interment Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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Tracy BeMent

February 17, 2020

To Charlene and family,

The judges and staff of the 10th Judicial District share in your loss of Bernie. You and those he left behind are loved and in our hearts!

T.J. BeMent

Nelda & Alan Boettcher

February 13, 2020

Although we haven't seen Bernie and Charlene for quite a while, we have pleasant memories from years gone by and are saddened to hear of Bernie's passing. Our condolences to your family. (Bernie sold us our "final resting place" and Wendy took care of us at Saturn of Augusta.)

Evalee Sexton

February 12, 2020

Dear Sister,

Just know I’m praying for you. I know you will survive, you are strong. Keep your heart peaceful since Bernie is now in the arms of our loving Lord.

Sharon Shields

February 11, 2020

Aunt Charlene,

Please know we are lifting you up prayers at this difficult crossroad. We loved when you and Bernie came to visit us. Bernie had such a love for life and good food! It was always fun to have him around. He loved to tell stories. We also found out he liked rocks. Go figure?? He took a few home from North Carolina. He will be missed by all, especially his family.

Kelly Rukes-Schlein

February 11, 2020

Bernie will be deeply missed. Growing up and visiting with my folks, he always made me feel special. I'll never forget. when I was a teenager, how he and Charlene helped me raise money by washing the cars. I have such fond memories. Praying warm memories bring you comfort.

Michael Singletary

February 11, 2020

We just want to express out sincerest condolences to the Crank Family. It was a joy growing up next door to Mr. Bernie. He always kept me straight when I was doing wrong growing up. We will surely miss him.

Michelle Comella-Denney

February 10, 2020

Charlene, Wendy and Jody... You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Bernie was such a joy to be around. His love he had for everyone will never be forgotten. God certainly did gain a true and loving angel. Every time I think of Bernie my eyes light up and a smile across my face. We love you!
~Michelle Denney

Jessica Torres

February 10, 2020

Cheers to the blessings you gave me, the blessings you shared with me and the blessings that will keep on coming from the legacy of love and kindness you left us. Our time was short but I felt like I've known you for years. You have a place in my heart as a grandfather and I love you so much for being one for me. Till next time
Love always, "Ariel"

Patty Yadloski

February 10, 2020

He was a great brother loved him so much. Will see you in heaven Bernie

Jackie Yadloski Sullivan

February 10, 2020

Uncle Bernie was my favorite uncle. I always loved it when he impersonated Elvis. ❤️

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Biography

Hephzibah, GA—Mr. Howard “Bernie” Crank, 74, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

Mr. Crank was a proud American soldier who served in the United States Army. He provided guidance to many young soldiers and also served as an ROTC Instructor. After 22 years of service, he retired from the United States Army. His biggest accomplishment in life was his beautiful wife and his two daughters. He and his wife were members of Harvest Pointe Fellowship Church in Evans, GA. Some of his hobbies included golfing, hunting, fishing and bowling.

Mr. Crank is preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Florence Crank; and brother, Irvin Crank. Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Charlene Crank; daughters, Jody Kenny and Wendy Crank; siblings, Harold Crank (Rhonda), Pat Yadloski (Gene) and Janet Hines (Steve); and grandchildren, Alexis Kenny, Logan Lentz and Skylar Lentz.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Lumpkin Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Harvest Pointe Fellowship, 326 N. Belair Road, Evans, GA 30809; The Wounded Warriors Project 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256; or the American Heart Association 10 Glenlake Pkwy NE South Tower, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30328; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.