John Elsworth Bezzard

Published 7:31 pm Thursday, December 6, 2018

Mr. John Elsworth Bezzard died on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Merit Health River-Region Medical Center at the age of 77.

He was born on April 7, 1941, to his parents, John Albert Bezzard and Lillian Hirby Bezzard.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Tommy Bezzard; his daughter, Renea Swank and sister, Barbara Miller.

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He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Bezzard; sons William Youngblood and Jerry Bezzard; his sister, Dorothy Atkinson (Charlie); brothers Alford Bezzard (Becky), Don Bezzard (Judy), Larry Bezzard and James Bezzard (Paula); grandchildren, Olivia Swank, Kayleen Swank, Blake Youngblood and Bryce Youngblood, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Solid Rock Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Billy Talbert officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until the hour of the service.