OBITUARY

William Bodnark

June 2, 1934October 6, 2012

William Eugene “Bill” Bodnark

LEXINGTON – Services for William “Bill” Eugene Bodnark, 78, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2012 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Pastor Herb Gladden will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2012 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Oliver Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 7791, Columbia, SC 29202. Mr. Bodnark was born on June 2, 1934 in Struthers, Ohio and passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2012. He was a son of the late John Bodnark and Louise Buress Bodnark. Bill joined the US Marine Corps serving his country during the Korean Conflict. He left the Marines as a Sergeant. He met his wife, Dianne at work with the Automatic Sprinkler Headquarters in Youngstown, OH. After leaving Automatic Sprinkler, he worked for Clark Equipment in Youngstown and then in Battle Creek, MI. Bill then moved his whole family to South Carolina in 1982 where he began his own Painting and Renovation Company, retiring in 2009. He was a member of the Lake Murray Baptist Church and Senior Sunday School class. Bill loved fishing, metal detecting and coin collecting. He was greatly admired for his happy demeanor and great personality. Everyone who met Bill felt his warmth and goodness. He will be greatly missed by all. Mr. Bodnark is survived by his wife, L. Dianne Bodnark; son, Todd (Kim) Bodnark; daughters, Allison (Stephen) Martin all of Lexington and Amy (Ross) Turner of Eatonton, GA; grandchildren, Matthew, Stephen, Alex, Ben, Cole, Hannah, Meghan, Jonny, Keith and Justin; great-grandchildren, Maddie and Christopher; siblings, Emily Heavrin, Edna Aho, Jean Cook, Carol Sapienza and John Bodnark. He was predeceased by his sisters, Louise Ann, Thelma, Betty and Mary.

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October 12, 2012

When you lose a loved one,words cannot express how much you miss them. Your father will live on in your memories and all the good things left behind. Amy, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.
Shawn Branham

October 12, 2012

Dear Aunt Dianne, cousins Allison, Todd, Amy and families ~ We are so saddened by the loss of Uncle Bill. The brief moments we had with him at our annual family reunions will be cherished memories. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. ~ Love, cousin Vickie, Mark, Julianna ("Bob"), and Nathan

Carol Martin

October 11, 2012

We are saddened to hear about your husband, father, and sibling. Allison is our wonderful daughter-in-law whom we love very much. All are having a hard time, but just remember that he is in God's hands now. Our hearts go out to you all at this difficult time. May God bless you all.

Carol & Alfred Martin, Lexington, SC

Maria Parker

October 11, 2012

Dianne,
While I did not know your husband, I can imagine that he must have been a dear man or you would not have chosen him. As someone who has experienced your warmth on a weekly basis for the past ten years, I believe Bill was truly fortunate to have felt that same warmth on a daily basis for many many more years. I will be thinking of you and your family often in the coming weeks.
Take care, lady.
Maria Parker

laura robinson

October 10, 2012

God Bless your family, they have become our family now too with the marriage of Mr. Bodnark's grand daughter Hannah Bodnark and my son Cody Robinson. I have meet Mr. Bodnark only twice but always a welcoming man and very easy to speak to. Very warm hearted and loved his great great grandson Christopher. I last saw you sir at the wedding and you were beaming then, I am sure your beaming and healthy and shining down on us today. My prayers are with your family, especially his wife today. Laura, Todd, Taylor and Cody Robinson

Tricia Blizzard

October 10, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.
Tricia and Bobby

October 10, 2012

Diane and family,
Rich and I are so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We were actually talking about you and Bill a few days ago, wondering where you were and how you both were doing. We were remembering the good times we had with both of you. You and I go way back to being next door neighbors on Westminster. It would be nice if we could get in touch with each other. Sending you our sincere condolances and love. Nancy and Rich Feorene

Yonnie Quattlebaum

October 10, 2012

I will miss Bill's smiles and hugs on Sunday mornings. He always had a way to make me smile even during some difficut times. My prayers are with you Diane. ............

October 10, 2012

Amy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Loy McCard, Friend from Friendship Baptist Church, Eatonton, Ga

Wayne Merritt

October 10, 2012

Amy & family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of loss.