Joseph A. Bernier

Eastland – Joseph A. Bernier, 83, of Weatherford, went to be with the Lord that he loved and served on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 11 AM at Carbon Community Baptist Church, 515 E. Anthracite, Carbon, interment in the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211 will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 10:15 A.M. The family will receive friends at Edwards Funeral Home, 411 S. Mulberry, Eastland on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 4-6PM.

Joseph “Joe” Bernier was born on April 10, 1935 to Leo and Gertrude Bernier of Salem, MA. He was 1 of 6 children. He married Wanda Reeves on June 21, 1959 in Peabody, MA. Mr. Bernier proudly served 26 years in the military, and was a Vietnam Veteran of the United States Air Force. Joe later went on to pastor several churches, and retired as a hospice Chaplin.

He is lovingly survived by his sister, Blanche Guimond; his wife of 60 years, Wanda Bernier; 3 daughters and their husbands, Ruth and Vernon Cupp, Mona and Steven Thompson, and Sabrina and John Dorn; six grandchildren and spouses, Crystal and Mike, Brandy and Paul, Nycole and Steven, Adam and Amanda, and Zachary and Zoie; and 10 great-grandchildren, Keirstan, Navy, Trey, Rory, Natalie, Abbigail, Kobe, Nolon, Dawson, and Paislee.

Serving as Pallbearers are; Adam Thompson, Zachary Dorn, Steven Thompson, Paul Loyd, Trey Loyd, Micah Reeves, and Mike Wiesner.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, Kindred Hospice, 813 Santa Fe Dr. Ste. 100, Weatherford, TX 76086, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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One Response to "Joseph A. Bernier"

  1. Heath Sylva   March 9, 2019 at 8:47 AM

    One of the Greatest men I have every had the opportunity and privilege to have had, as a Mentor, Pastor, Brother in Christ, but most of all… a true Friend. To far and few in life we get. What a brillant and bright shinning light God shared with us all. He will be truly missed, but I thank the Lord he has been called home to serve in a higher work. May God continue to bless you Sir in all your days in eternity. And
    may God bless your beautiful wife Ms Wanda, and family until you all reunite.