Bernard L. Starkey
October 12, 1944 ‒ July 19, 2020
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Bernard L. Starkey, age 75 of Mt. Vernon, OH, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Columbus, OH. He was born October, 12, 1944 in Columbus to the late William and Vernenia (Faulkner) Starkey.
Left to cherish Bernie’s memory are his wife of 49 years, Kay Starkey; sons: Chris Starkey, Darin (Tricia) Starkey, and Mark (Teressa) Starkey; grandchildren: Lindsey, Luke, Emalee, Natalie, Lauren, Delana, and Tabitha; great-grandchildren: Gavin, Reagan, Avery, and Marvel; sister, JoAnn (John) Hunter; and several other relatives and friends.
Bernie retired from Columbus Automatic Sprayer in 2004, after 42 years of dedicated service. He had proudly served in the U.S. Army Reserves. Bernie was a member of the Good Guys Car Club, and the Mid Ohio Bunch car club. He was a generous benefactor to several childrens’ charities, including the Shriners, and St. Jude Childrens Hospital. Bernie enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was an avid old car enthusiast and restorer. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, Bernie was preceded in death by his son, Gary Wallace; and grandson, Gary Wallace III, and his special dog, Bella.
The family will receive friends Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 6::00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. SR 61, Sunbury, OH. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 24, 2020 at the funeral home.
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