Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Goelling Jr., 63, of Gallipolis, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at his residence.
Born June 26, 1950, in La Plata, Md., he was the son of the late Bernard L. Goelling Sr. and Mary Evelyn Stonestreet Goelling, of Maryland, who survives.
Bernie was a retired officer from the Gallipolis City Police Department and a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Evelyn Stonestreet Goelling, of Maryland; his wife, Elizabeth Sue Martin Goelling, whom he married Dec. 25, 1991; three children, Steve Goelling, of Virginia, Tammy O'Dell, of Gallipolis, and Michael Goelling, of Gallipolis; stepdaughter Laura Yost, of Vinton; six grandchildren; four sisters, Helen Fassel, Linda Hamilton and Brenda Goelling, of Hughesville, Md., and Carol Ann Stone, of Waldorf, Md.; two brothers, Frank Goelling and Charles Goelling, of Hughesville; and a special friend, Phil Fisher, of Gallipolis.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Kings Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014.
Military Funeral Honors will be presented at the cemetery by the U.S. Army.
An online guest registry is available at waugh-halley-wood.com.