James Scott Bernard, 55, of New Vienna, Ohio died at his residence. Mr. Bernard was born December 16, 1957 in Wilmington, Ohio, son of Gerald E. Bernard of Wilmington, Ohio and the late Helen Jean Engle Bernard. He was a 1976 graduate of East Clinton High School. He attended The Ohio State University.
Mr. Bernard was a farmer and a mechanic. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the National Hot Rod Association. He was a former FFA member and Boy Scout.
In addition to his father, Mr. Bernard is survived by two daughters, Jenna Bernard of New Vienna, Ohio and Laura Jean Bernard of Jeffersonville, Ohio; two sisters, Deborah (Mike Foote) Bernard of LaQuinta, California and Patti (Dave) Custis of Lebanon, Ohio; a grandchild, Aurianah Sage Williams; a niece, Jillian (JR) Duncan; a nephew, Matt Custis; a great nephew, Dalton Duncan; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Centerville Cemetery, Lees Creek, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Fairview Friends Meeting, 595 West Street, New Vienna, Ohio, 45159 or the Leesburg Friends Meeting, 149 South Street, Leesburg, Ohio, 45135.