Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Obituaries

June 25, 2014

Bobby Jefferson Berna

Mr. Bobby Jefferson Berna, 74, of Frost, passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at his residence in Frost.

He was born on Sept. 7, 1939, in Raymondville, to Marian C. and Vivien Willis Berna.

He grew up in Waxahachie where he graduated from high school in 1957. He worked for Texas Power and Light as a lineman for several years before becoming manager of the Monsanto fertilizer and chemical dealership in Corsicana. While in Corsicana, he was an active member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, where he served as youth director for several years. In 1980, he moved to Frost where he became employed by Williams Gin and Grain. For the past 30 years, he served as manager with emphasis on chemical and fertilizer application. He loved fishing and spending time on the lake. He loved spending time with his family and riding his dog around in his truck. He loved life and was always willing to help anyone who needed it. He was a member of the Frost United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marian C. and Vivien Willis Berna.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Berna of Frost; daughter, Bobbette Butler and husband Elbert of Frost; stepsons, John Baird and Ryan Hogg of New York; stepdaughter, Angela Brisbin and husband Ryan of Kerrville; granddaughter, Brett Schmidt and husband Randal of Frost; grandsons, Hayden Zurba and Baird Brisbin of Kerrville.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Frost United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ann Hitt officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fuzzy Friends Animal Shelter of Waco or any animal shelter of your choice, the American Lung Association or to the Frost United Methodist Church.

An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the Bobby Jefferson Berna obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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