Roy Robert Rardin, 88 of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the Salem Veterans Administration Hospital after a long illness. He was born on Friday, Oct. 24, 1924 in Kenosha, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Don Rardin. He possessed a great love for music, was a lifelong barbershopper and a member of the Smith Mountain Lake Harmoneers. Roy was a World War II
Veteran having been awarded the purple heart
. Roy would probably tell you that his greatest love was the Lord. He faithfully attended Calvary Baptist Church in Bedford until his decline. In later years, he looked forward to home visits from Pastor Ray. Surviving are his wife, Frances Rucker Lacy Rardin; step-daughters, Joan L. Carey and husband Jeff H. of Cocoa, FL, Anne L. White of Richmond, and Cathy L. Viar and husband John of Evington; two sisters, Joyce R. Patton and Florence R. Martinson; sister-in-law, Jo Ann Rardin all of WI, nine step grandchild, Sylvia K. Luman, James G. Kimery, Michael R. Kimery, David Carey, Brandon S. Carey, Travis W. Grim, Kramer T. Grim, Lacey E. Viar, John B. Viar III and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family requests those wishing to make memorials to consider the
, 1022 Commerce St., Lynchburg, VA 24504. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11 am at the Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford with Pastor Ray Lyons officiating. Interment followed in Virginia Memorial Park. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.