CARNEAL, William Bernard, passed peacefully at home October 12, 2021. Buck was born September 2, 1932 in Beaverdam, Va. He is survived by his loving companion of 28 years, Joyce Jones; daughters, Judy Payne (Robbie) and Janet Atkinson (Jeff); five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald and Aubrey Carneal; sister, Frances Dalton; and many extended family/friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Virginia Carneal; son, William Bernard Carneal Jr. (Bobby); grandson, Stephen Abernethy Payne; and brother, Charles Carneal. After serving in the Korean War, he settled in Henrico County and began a career as a metal fabricator before retiring from Oscar Fields Manufacturing. In his spare time, he was happiest when hunting, fishing or enjoying the outdoors. Additionally, he was a lifelong NASCAR fan and would proudly boast FORD stood for First, On, Race, Day. The family will receive friends 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, Va. 23005. A graveside service will follow at 12 p.m. at Woodland Cemetery, 11310 Hanover Ave., Ashland, Va. 23005. "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." In lieu of flowers donations may be made to VFW, Veterans Foreign Wars, www.vfw.org/foundation
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Oct. 14, 2021.