Bernard Chatman, 86, of Monticello, passed away on April 6, 2016 at the Woods Nursing and Rehab in Monticello.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy, a retired pipeliner, member of Operators Engineers Union 624 and was of the Assembly of God faith.
Mr. Chatman was born on December 10, 1929 in Drew County and was the son of the late Nathan Dudley Chatman and Lemie Pauline Barnett Chatman.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha Louneil King Chatman; a grandson, Jonathan Dudley Chatman; and a sister, Opal Scogin.
Survivors include three sons, Barry Wayne Chatman, Phill Chatman and wife Dottie and Paul Chatman all of Monticello; two daughters, Pam Gober and husband Chris and Mary Musick both of Monticello; thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on April 8 at 1 p.m. at New Hope Assembly of God Church. Burial with military honors will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is April 7 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.