Paul E. Kern, 77, Bedford

Paul E. Kern of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 at Bedford Regional Medical Center at the age of 77.

Born in 1932 in Lawrence County to parents Charles and Mary “Birdie” (Taylor) Kern, he had been married to Donna Goens since 1960.
Paul was a self-employed heavy equipment operator and a veteran of the Korean War serving with the US Navy as well as was a member of the Highview Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife; children, Tammy Thomas and her husband Danny, Julie Quinn and her husband Dale, Jay Kern, Angela Morrow and her husband Del; grandchildren, Barry Ryan II, Jessica Bunch, Lance Thomas and Megan Morrow; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Kern.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David Kern; sisters, Eula Gardner and Ruby Burns.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 17th, 2009 at 3:00PM from the Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary.
Military rites will be accorded following the service by members of Gillen Post #33 American Legion with cremation to follow.
Visitation is from 11:00AM until the hour of service on Saturday, October 17th at Day & Carter Mortuary.