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 www.woundedwarriorproject.com.
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