Dr. Brian Jay Bard

July 2, 1954April 26, 2018
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Dr. Brian Jay Bard, affectionately known as Skip, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2018 with his wife and son by his side. Born in Jacksonville, Florida on July 2, 1954, Brian was very devoted to his family and truly loved his extended family and close friends. Brian is survived by his wife, Sotheary Bard, his son, Bryson Bard, his mother, Jeanne Bard, brothers David and Jay Bard, sisters, Irene Stone, April Bard, Nancy Gay and Ann Oswald, stepchildren Jenny Harper, Paul, Derek, Dawson and Ling Taing. He is preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Claire Reed and his father, Dr. Edwin Bard. Brian graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and Biology from Florida State University, taught Chemistry at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma and graduated from Georgetown University Dental School in Washington, D.C. Brian enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking for his family and friends, boating, fishing, scuba diving and having annual Florida State Football get-togethers at his home where he would cook incredible seafood for all of his friends and family. He will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, a fund has been set up for Brian’s wife and family.

A viewing will be held from 1:00pm-2:00pm Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Greenlawn Chapel, 4300 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Graveside services will follow at 2:00pm at Greenlawn Cemetery.


  • Sotheary Bard, Wife
  • Bryson Bard, Son
  • Jeanne Bard, Mother
  • David Bard, Brother
  • Jay Bard, Brother
  • Irene Stone, Sister
  • April Bard, Sister
  • Nancy Gay, Sister
  • Ann Osward, Sister
  • Dr. Edwin Bard, Father
  • Barbara Claire Reed, Sister
  • Stepchildren Jenny Harper, Paul, Derek, Dawson and Ling Taing.


  • Viewing Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 5, 2018

Dr. Brian Jay Bard

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Diane Smith

November 23, 2018

He was the first dentist that I worked for fresh out of school stayed with him for 6 years and learned a lot, he was a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed his death comes as a shock to me as I have moved to the mountain several years ago and spoke with him from time to time grieved over Claire's death and his dad's death. He worked on all of my children giving them the best care he always paid attention to detail he was my employer and my friend

Becky Irwin

September 5, 2018

Buster and I just found out his passing . Been out of town for some time. but back now. All the Irwin's used Brian and as we called his Dad Daddy Bard forever. Saw them grow up in Church. He was the best. We know how much he loved his son. It just so hard to put into words what he met to us as a DR and A friend. Glad he found happiness in his life finding love and a new family. We were also shocked about Claire . May He R.I.P We wish we could find about his death. I know this is late but our prayers to all of the family. 904-868-5616 if any one would call us.

Pamela Braun

July 27, 2018

Skip in the grand scheme of life our time together was short but packed full of many good memories . I am glad you found happiness . You touched a lot of lives here on earth , I for one will cherish the memories. Rip dear

Jim Faircloth

May 1, 2018

I am very sorry to learn of Brian’s passing. He was an excellent dentist and a fine friend. I always enjoyed my visits with Dr. Brian, both at the office and outside. He will be missed. Margaret and I add our condolences to his family and friends.

Pamela Greene

April 30, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Bard Family for the loss of their beloved Brian a/k/a "Skip". As for many in the Jacksonville area, he was my dentist and friend and shall be missed. He is with Claire and Dad Bard now - RIP