Wiley W. Bard

January 8, 1944December 23, 2012

Wiley W. Bard, 68 of Granville, passed away at Tuscany Gardens on December 23, 2012. Born on January 8, 1944 to the late Waid W. and Elsie Marie (Kemp) Bard in Columbus, Ohio. Wiley graduated from Mifflin High School in 1962, worked with his dad in Bard Roofing and Sheet Metal Company (Columbus) to gain skills as a master metal craftsman. After Katrina he was a cook for mission teams from Jersey Baptist Church for 12 trips to Louisiana, Mississippi and Kentucky. He was a member of “The Fisherman” at Jersey. He was known for his cooking skills especially his cowboy cookouts and hospitality. He was kind, generous, friendly and always ready with a humorous story. Wiley loved country music, thrift stores and flea markets. Survived by wife of 28 years Sandi (Montgomery) Bard, sister Ella Mae, sons Brian K. Bard and Matthew (Judy) Montgomery, grandchildren Brandon K. Bard, Samantha and Jacob Montgomery and Chase and Ally Payne, aunts Mae France; Nancy (Dale) Kemp, Nancy (Marvin) Kemp, Thelma Kemp, June Kemp and Ruth Kemp, Uncle George C. (Arbutus) Bard, numerous cousins. Preceded in death by daughter Molly Lynn Bard. Friends may call at The Jersey Baptist Church, 13260 Morse Rd., Pataskala on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 from 5 to 8pm. Funeral service on Thursday at the church at 10am with Pastor Phil Duncan officiating. Burial to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Alexandria, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be directed to Jersey Baptist Church Homeland Missions. An online memorial will be located at


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 26, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 27, 2012

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January 2, 2013

So sorry for your loss Sandi. May you find peace and comfort during these times.

Heidi Orndorff
White Castle - Zanesville Meat Plant

Pam and Gene Rickels

December 29, 2012

Thinking of you Sandi at this time. It was a joy to know Wiley through our Sunday School class and at the cookouts for which he was so well known. He will be missed.

December 28, 2012

Our sincere sympathy to Sandi and the family. -- Stacy & Cheryl Evans, neighbors

December 27, 2012

Ella Mae,
Although we haven't met, I feel that I know you through the posts on Tom Powell's Mifflinite email site and also from your encouraging emails after I broke my hip in 2009. So I want to extend my sympathy to you and your family. I'm sorry to hear that your brother has passed away.

Marilyn Miller
Mifflin Class of 1967

December 27, 2012

Sandi, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. -Shellie Fredregill

Charlie 'Chuck' Allen

December 27, 2012

Ellea Mae,
So sad to hear of Wiley's passing.
I am so happy that I attended the
Mifflin '62 50th reunion. Wiley and
I were at the same table, affording us the opportunity to visit, albeit too briefly.
On a humorous note. Wiley and I shared the fact that we were the trend setters of the day, both sporting
'Elvis' style hairdos.
Wiley will be long remembered for the good man that he was, as well as the
Bard family.

Charlie 'Chuck' Allen

December 27, 2012

Ella Mae,
So sorry to learn of Wiley's passing.
I am so glad that I attended the 50th class reunion of Mifflin '62. Wiley
and I sat at the same table, affording us the luxury of visiting, albeit, too
On a humorous note - Wiley and I had the same 'Elvis' style hair style back
Wiley will be long remembered for the good man that he was, as well
as the Bard family.
Classmate and friend,
Charlie 'Chuck' Allen

Mike & Margie McCullough

December 26, 2012

Sandi, we are so thankful for the friendship we have had with you and
Wiley. He will never be forgotten.

Laurie Briggs

December 26, 2012

Ella Mae...
Amy let us know that Wiley had recently passed away. So so sorry to hear that sad news. I know how close you were to your brother and am sure he will be deeply missed by his entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Blessings,
Laurie & Rick Briggs

Ruth Mears

December 26, 2012

Ella Mae, We are sorry to hear of Wiley's death and our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of his family. Ruth Mears