Sunday, May 8, 2011

Floyd Gilbert Bernhardt

SALISBURY - Mr. Floyd Gilbert Bernhardt, 68, of Salisbury, passed away Friday, May 6, 2011 at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Born on Aug. 27, 1942, in Rowan County, Mr. Berhardt was the son of the late John Cecil Bernhardt and Ruth Canup Bernhardt.

He was a graduate of East Rowan High School and East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technologies. Mr. Bernhardt was a veteran of the United States Air Force and worked for Burlington Industries for 34 years where he worked up to Executive Vice President. He was a member of Shiloh Reformed Church in Faith, the American Legion and the Masonic Lodge.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Joyce Ludwig Bernhardt, and brother, Phil Bernhardt.

Mr. Bernhardt is survived by his sons Van Bernhardt and wife Wendi of Lexington, and Britt Bernhardt and wife Christy of Ellenboro; brothers J.C. Bernhardt, Vernon Bernhardt and Claude Bernhardt; sisters, Barbara Deese, Judy Bernhardt, and Bonnie Lawlor; and four grandchildren.

Service: 11 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2011 at Shiloh Reformed Church in Faith conducted by Rev. Wayne Trexler. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2011 at Powles Funeral Home in Rockwell.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shiloh Reformed Church Building Fund at P.O. Box 308 Faith, NC 28041.

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