William Henry Bernard, Jr.

Hawkinsville, Georgia – William “Billy” Henry Bernard, Jr., 92, passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, May 9, 2022. A Memorial Service honoring the life of Billy will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11:00AM at Sandy Valley Baptist Church, 1124 S Houston Lake Rd, Warner Robins, GA 31088. A visitation with family and friends will be held thirty minutes prior to the service from 10:30AM to 11:00AM.


Billy was born on January 7, 1930 in Macon, Georgia to the late William Henry Bernard, Sr. and Dean” Deanie” Christian Bernard. He worked much of his professional career as an electrician by trade and he helped countless people in their time of need. Upon Billy retiring, he could be found in his yard gardening his flowerbeds and garden. He found great joy in the outdoors. Billy was also a member of Broad Street Baptist Church in Hawkinsville, Georgia. 


Billy was also an avid angler who loved being on a body of water or at a local pond with a fishing line casted awaiting for a fish to bite. Whether he caught a fish or not he would always say, “I had a good time”. His four-legged friend named “Buddy” who he had cared and adored for brought Billy a companionship. Billy will forever be remembered for the love he had possessed for his family and friends.


Left to cherish the memory of Mr. Billy is his beloved children, William “Bill” Henry Bernard III. (Nancy), John Bernard, Sherri Jackson (Stephan); Grandchildren, Stephanie Young (Russell), Seanna Hansen (Brad), Andre Rose (Garry), Evan Bernard (Haley), Wesley Bernard, Joshua Hicks (Brandi), Joe Hicks (Mia), Sarah Carroll (George), Bubba Bernard (Jessica), April Merritt (Daniel), Jessica Epps; 17 Great-grandchildren. Billy is also survived by a host of extended family members and countless friends.


Please go to www.heritagememorialfuneralhome.com to sign the online guestbook and to leave a condolence for the family.


It is with great honor Heritage Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with Mr. William “Billy” Henry Bernard, Jr’s. arrangements.