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Jack Ranny Bernard

1939 ~ 2021 (age 82)


Jack R. Bernard


WOODRUFF- Jack Ranny Bernard, 82, of 270 Edgewood Circle passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Spartanburg Medical Center.

  He was born March 30, 1939 in Greene County, Tennessee to the late William “Horace” and Leora Dixon Bernard.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodruff and was a U.S. Army Veteran.  He had served as a policeman in Norfolk, Virginia, Mauldin Police Department and Simpsonville Police Department.  Mr. Bernard was a retired security guard with W.R. Grainger.  He was a member of Wallace Lodge #49 in Gray Court, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite and Hejaz Shrine Club.

  Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Othella Richards Bernard of the home; one daughter, Jennifer Yarbray of Woodruff; one son, Daniel Bernard (Jenni) of Spartanburg; two sisters, Lorraine Dredge of Greeneville, Tennessee and Marlene Wills of Mosheim, Tennessee; two brothers, Clyde Bernard of Cleveland, Ohio and Frank Bernard of Greeneville, Tennessee; two grandchildren, William David Yarbray and Elisabeth Kate Yarbray.  He was predeceased by a sister, Azalea Bernard; four brothers, Carson Bernard, Charles Bernard, Grady Bernard and Tommy Bernard.

  Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lanford-Gwinn Mortuary Chapel by Rev. Andrew Shull.  Interment will follow at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens.

  Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service.

  Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Woodruff Building Fund, 801 Cross Anchor Road, Woodruff, S.C. 29388 or Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C. 29605.

  The family is at the residence.

  Lanford-Gwinn Mortuary

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