Joseph “Joe” Matthew Bermond, 86, passed away at his home in Kosciusko, Mississippi surrounded by family on Monday, June 15, 2020. Mr. Bermond was born February 24, 1934 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi to the late Leo and Zadie Kenmar Bermond. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Kenny, Phillip, Leo Jr., Vernon, Raymond, Donnie, and Martin.
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Joe was a member of Williamsville Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon. He was also a Mason and a Shriner. Joe served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a disabled veteran. He was a Past Patron of the Eastern Star, past Commander of the American Legion and VFW, and a Legion Rider. He was the current Commander of the DAV as well as Commander of the Central District American Legion.
He had worked in retail sales as a salesman and after retirement, as a school bus driver for the Hancock County and Attala County School Districts. Joe enjoyed playing card games and Mexican Train Dominoes, and traveling. He took great pride in keeping his property in tip-top shape and looking beautiful.
Joe is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carolyn Stringer Bermond; sons Gregory (Betty) Bermond, Vance (Candace) Stringer, and Michael Stringer; daughters Robin (Randy) Whitfield, Christie Trosclair, and Regina (Russell) Henley; brother Jimmy Bermond; sisters Susan Barbetta and Aline Hoda; eleven grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial service is being held at Culpepper Funeral Home on Friday, June 19, 2020 with visitation starting at 5pm with service following at 7pm.
Culpepper Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.