Mr. Roy Bernard O’Neal passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Today, we celebrate the life of Roy Bernard O’Neal. Bernard was born on Nov. 29, 1943, to LeRoy and Maxine O’Neal in …
Mr. Roy Bernard O’Neal passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Today, we celebrate the life of Roy Bernard O’Neal. Bernard was born on Nov. 29, 1943, to LeRoy and Maxine O’Neal in Lewisburg, TN. He is preceded in death by his parents, LeRoy and Maxine O’Neal; grandmother, Ethel Johnson; son, Delwin O’Neal.
Bernard was a graduate of Jones School in Lewisburg where he played football. After graduation, Bernard joined the army and served our country in the Vietnam War. Bernard found the love of his life, Gail Ray, and the two soon became one. Gail and Bernard would have celebrated 59 years of wedded bliss on Dec. 26, 2022. Out of this union, two handsome men were born, Delwin and Dionne.
Bernard retired from L&N-CSX Railroad company. After his retirement, he became obsessed with motorcycles. He and his sons had several motorcycles and he loved spending time at the race track with his sons.
Bernard was baptized at an early age at First Baptist church. He had such a devoted love for Christ which drew him to become a minister at First Baptist before he transitioned to a minister at Liggett Street Church of God. You knew Bernard was in the house of the Lord when you either heard or saw his holy ghost shout!
Bernard is survived by his wife, Gail O’Neal; son, Dionne O’Neal; sister, Carolyn (Alvin) Presley; sister-in-law, Anita Scott; three brothers-in-law, Robert (Tina) Ray, Mark (Juanita) Ray, and Ricky Ray; seven grandchildren, Jujuan Greer, Justin O’Neal, Marquis O’Neal, Marquel O’Neal, Rashead O’Neal, Nathan O’Neal, and Jerron Braden; four great-grandchildren, Naveah Davis, Jayshaun O’Neal, Xazavion O’Neal, and Jazmyn Marie O’Neal; a devoted friend, Jody Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Celebration of Bernard’s life was held Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, at Liggett St. Church of God with Interment at Cook Cemetery. Services were in the care of Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel (931) 685-4200 www.nelsonandsons.net