James Lee Bernard Sr.

November 28, 1947February 7, 2013

BERNARD, James Lee Sr., age 65 of Dayton passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents, James Huston and Myrtle Hornsby Bernard; sister, Regina Kenney; brother, Terry Bernard; and grandson, Micah Lee Bernard. James is survived by his spouse of sixteen years Linda Boyce; sons, James Lee Jr. (Sharlyn), Christopher (Deanna); daughter, Cherish (Randy) Medlock; grandchildren, McKaylee, Rejeana, Megan, Christopher, Nathaniel, and James; as well as sister, Tracy (Michael) Roberts. James was a U.S. Army Airborne Specialist 4 and received a Purple Heart for his time in Vietnam in 1964-67. A memorial service will be held at 3pm Sunday, February 17, 2013 at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME- BELMONT CHAPEL. The family will receive friends from 2pm until the time of services. Memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project at Condolences may be expressed to the family at


  • Visitation Sunday, February 17, 2013
  • Memorial Service Sunday, February 17, 2013

James Lee Bernard Sr.

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Stephanie Clark

February 24, 2013

Dear Linda, we are very sorry for your loss. Jim Bernard was a beautiful man, inside and out, we were all blessed to know him. He knew how to make a person feel important and loved. We pray for friends to comfort you and are thankful that you have faith in God which will uphold you, and of course many loving memories to carry you through.

February 14, 2013

Brenda Vinson( Rose)

February 14, 2013

I am so sorry Linda, I know what you are going through. My husband went to Heaven Dec, 31, 2012, May god give you strength and comfort during this time, is my prayer. Love ya cuz

Ed Harkins

February 13, 2013

To Linda and all the children/grandchildren of Jim,

I am sorry for your loss, our loss. Jim was a good man and he will surely be missed. I hope and pray that in time the fond memories of Jim will bring you comfort were there is now pain. I pray that God will heal you and bless you and keep you all close to his heart.

jerry and karen baker

February 13, 2013

linda so sorry for your loss,jim will be missed dearly, love you

Debbie Stump

February 12, 2013

Linda, so sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you.
May Gods Love see you through your pain.
Love, Jack & Debbie Stump