Bernard Charles Gay, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Nov. 30, 1923 in Rochester, Minn., a son of Frank and Gladys (Blake) Gay. He died on July 17 in Eureka Springs at the age of 85.
Mr. Gay served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He is survived by two nephews, Jeff Gay and wife Carrie of Eureka Springs and Glen Gay of Little Rock; one great-niece; four great-nephews; and a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ken and Gerald Gay; and one sister, Barbara Thorpe.
Memorial services were held on July 21 at Nelson's Chapel of the Springs in Eureka Springs. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.