February 27, 1940 - April 8, 2018
Jay Dee Bogard, 78, of Mechanicsburg passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at home surrounded by his family.
He was born February 27, 1940 in Mechanicsburg, the son of James T. and Ercel (Smith) Bogard and was a graduate of Mechanicsburg High School. Jay Dee was a member of Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church. Jay Dee was employed for many years as a tool and dye maker. He served as a grounds keeper for Indian Springs Golf Course and as sexton of Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg. He enjoyed woodworking, farming, mushroom hunting and pheasant hunting, most of all, spending time with his grandchildren. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
Jay Dee is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ann (Byerly) Bogard; his son, Michael (Traci) Bogard, his grandchildren, Amanda Bogard, step grandchildren, Derrick Harding and Nathan & Adrian (Jessica) Stewart, great grandchildren, Hannah Perdue, Alexys and Kyng Lucas, and Harmony, Zack and Tilly Stewart; his siblings, Jim (Teresa) Bogard and Janet (Rodger) Herron, as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Shirley (Jim) Wheaton, Joretta (Paul) Graham and Bill Bogard; and his sister-in-law, Pat Bogard.
Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg with Pastor Mimi Ault officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church, 50 N. Main St., Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044.
Services are entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.