Lewis Ford "Kilroy" Bernard, 86, of Martinsville, died Friday March 15, 2013 at Blue Ridge Nursing in Martinsville. He was born in Franklin Co on May 21, 1926 to the late William Bernard and Mary McBride Bernard. He was retired after twenty six years with V.M. Draper as a machinist.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Maybyrd Kendrick Bernard, three step-son sons, Benny, Jimmy and Ricky Rigney, two sisters, Leitha McCrackin and Alrealder B. Atkins one brother, Russell Bernard.
Surviving are two step-daughters, Dian Coward and Debra R. Hankins both of Martinsville, three step-sons, Larry Rigney of Martinsville, Roger Rigney of Greensboro, NC and Dennis Rigney of Axton, two brothers, Roy Bernard of Texas and William Bernard of Chatham, thirteen step grandchildren and nineteen step-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday March 18, 2013 in the chapel of Community Funeral Service with Rev. Don Reynolds officiating, internment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Ridgeway. The family will receive friends from 6-8p.m. Sunday March 17, 2013 in the chapel of Community Funeral Services along with a reception.
On line condolences may be made by visiting www.communnityfuneralservices.com
Community Funeral Service in Ridgeway is in charge of arrangements,.