BROOKLET -- Mr. Bobby Jerome Barnard, age 79, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in the presence of his loving family. Mr. Barnard was a longtime resident of Brooklet, a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Nevils, had been a member of the Georgia National Guard and was retired from Union Camp after 42 years in the Mill Technical Department. He loved hunting and was an avid fisherman and enjoyed gardening.
He was preceded in death by parents, Benjamin Edgar and Susie Janie Newman Barnard; and a son Steve Barnard; brothers, Benny, Edward, Wilton, Calvin, Don, Gene and Jerry Barnard; sisters, Wilma Wilkes, Doris Warnell, Edna Mae Fields and Ann Lewis.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lois Orick Barnard; son, Brian J. Barnard, both of Brooklet; grandchildren, Stacy and Andy Gunter of North Carolina and Ezra Gunter, Buxton Gunter and Selah Gunter.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at the funeral home.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Joe Eason officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Primitive Baptist Cemetery.
Food and fellowship will follow at Trinity Baptist Church in Nevils.
Pallbearers will be Barry Barnard, Derrell Lewis, Aaron Barnard, David Barnard, Doug Kangeter and Ben Fields.
Honorary pallbearers will be deacons, ushers and security from Trinity Baptist Church.
Flanders Morrison Funeral Home of Pembroke is in charge of arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, April 24, 2014
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