Born in Portsmouth, Va., he had spent the last 10 years in McMinn and Blount counties. He will be remembered for his incredible sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan Pace Bernard.
He is survived by his lifetime partner of 25 years, Linda Michelson of Maryville; father, John “Butch” Bernard of Tellico Plains; brother, Tony Bernard and wife, Lori, of Etowah; and niece and nephews: Tiffany, Jacob and Jackson Bernard.
A gathering of friends and family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at the funeral home.
We invite you to visit the Bernard family guestbook and send a message of comfort to www.serenityfunerals.com.
Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Etowah is in charge of arrangements.