Bernard "Bernie" Eugene Mechling, 80, formerly of Kittanning, Pennsylvania passed away February 19, 2019 in Benton, Arkansas. He was born August 8, 1938 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania to the late Chester and Deatrice (Barth) Mechling.
Bernard loved the Lord and was a member of First Baptist Church in Arkansas City, Kansas. Bernard proudly served in the United States Air Force. He graduated from Phoenix College in 1967 and retired from Morton Buildings in 2001. After retirement, Bernard loved to travel. His dream of travelling to all 50 states with his wife became a reality. In his spare time, Bernard enjoyed playing golf, and sharing a cold beer. He loved his family more than anything. Bernard is remembered for being a cheerful, quiet, gentleman who was a great salesman and a people person.
Preceding in death are his parents; grandson, Jacob Mechling; brother, Larry Mechling; sister, Joan Crofutt.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of fifty-six years, Eleanor "Jeanne" Mechling of Benton, Arkansas; son, Jim Mechling and his wife Rachel of Benton, Arkansas; grandchildren: Ashton Mechling and Emma Watkins and her husband Tyler of Paragould, Arkansas; great-grandchildren: Conner Sparks, Aryanna Watkins, and Andrew Watkins; brother, Randall Mechling and his wife Judy of Kittanning, PA; sister, Jane Walt of Kittanning, PA; and many family members and friends who love Bernard and will miss him always.
Private service held by family.
Services entrusted to Smith-Benton Funeral Home. Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
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