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Bernard Lawrence ‘Bernie’ Goelling Jr., 63

Obit CandleBernard Lawrence ‘Bernie’ Goelling Jr. age 63, of Gallipolis, died Thursday morning February 13, 2014 at his residence. Born June 26, 1950 in La Plata, Maryland. He was the son of the late Bernard L. Goelling Sr. and Mary Evelyn Stonestreet Goelling of Maryland who survives.

Bernie was a retired officer from the Gallipolis City Police Dept. and a United States Army Veteran, having served in the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Evelyn Stonestreet Goelling of Maryland, his wife Elizabeth Sue Martin Goelling who he married on December 25, 1991. 3 children, Steve Goelling of Virginia, Tammy O’Dell of Gallipolis, and Michael Goelling of Gallipolis. 1 step daughter, Laura Yost of Vinton, 6 grandchildren. 4 sisters, Helen Fassel, Linda Hamilton, Brenda Goelling of Hughesville, Maryland and Carol Ann Stone of Waldorf, Maryland. 2 brothers, Frank Goelling and Charles Goelling of Hughesville, Maryland, and a special friend, Phil Fisher of Gallipolis.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM. Sunday February 16, 2014 at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Kings Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 6-9 P.M.

Military Funeral Honors will be presented at the cemetery by the United States Army.

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