BARD JOHN ELMERGRAHAM, KY., John Elmer Bard, 80, of Graham passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Heartford House in Owensboro. Mr. Bard was born in Graham on May 8, 1940 the son of Robert Kelly Bard and Corinne Pittman Bard. He was a member of the Yeargin’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Graham. He retired from Whirlpool after 30 years of service. He loved to travel and enjoyed his grandchildren and his dog Molly.

He was an Army veteran and was in the Reserves for 20 years. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and an Uncle Ernest Pittman.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years Kay Browning Bard of Graham, 1 stepdaughter Kathy (Tommy) Peyton of Madisonville, 2 grandchildren Brad (Jessica) Peyton of Hanson, and Hillary (Justin) Lamb of Madisonville, 3 great grandchildren Addison Peyton, Garrett Peyton, and Booker Lamb, 1 brother Kelly Bard of Atlanta, GA., 1 nephew David (Christy) Bard of Atlanta, GA.

Visitation will be on Saturday, May 1, 2021 beginning at 10:00 AM until time of funeral at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville. Friends and family attending either visitation or funeral will be required to wear a facial covering and to observe social distancing.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. David Fullen officiating. Burial will follow in Yeargin’s United Methodist Church Cemetery in Graham.

Online condolences to the family may be made at www.garysfuneralhome.net      

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