Richard "Dick" Overton Bernard

February 19, 1931May 26, 2019

Richard O. “Dick” Bernard, was born in Bryn Mawr, PA on February 19, 1931. He left this sphere on May 26, 2019. Dick retired from the United States Air Force in the grade of Lt. Col. He was an educator in Indiana and Kentucky, a Lion for over 40 years. Dick was a longtime active member of Watkins United Methodist Church. He has gone home to be with Jesus. Dick is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Ida Bernard. Left to cherish his memory are children, James Bernard, Rose Maggard (Jeff) and Sherri Pack (Scott); a brother, David Bernard; and a sister, Anne Valentine. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 11am on Saturday, June 1, 2019 in the chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Road with interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Guests are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 4-8pm and after 9am the day of the service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to the Lion’s Club.


  • Lion’s Club


  • Visitation Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 1, 2019


Richard "Dick" Overton Bernard

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Curtis Randolph

May 29, 2019

Dick Bernard and his late wife were my friends for over 20 years. They were two of the most selfless people you could ever know. They got me involved with the Lion's Club and I became a charter member of a new Chapter he started in Louisville years ago. They will never be replaced. So blessed to have known them.