Bernard Leroy Arant was born in 1934 Columbia, he was the son of the late Claude Melton Arant and Eleanor Jeffcoat Arant.
Bernard Leroy Arant, 85, of Lugoff, away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in accounting. He was an avid Gamecock fan. Mr. Arant was a faithful member of Springvale Baptist Church. He enjoyed woodworking, electronics and video editing.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Vada Roberts Arant; sons, Darrell Arant (Georgia) of Louisville, Ky., Mark Arant (Candace) of York, and Greg Arant of Lugoff; daughter, Dr. Denise Sackinger, PhD (Dr. Scott) of Seattle, Wash.; sisters, Melba Cassidy of West Columbia and Mary Davis (Robert) of West Columbia; brother, The Rev. Athon Arant (Edith) of West Columbia; 16 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a sister, Joann Summer.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Springvale Baptist Church. Burial will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in Celestial Memorial Gardens in West Columbia. The Rev. Todd Horton, The Rev. Jim Osteen, and The Rev. Athon Arant will officiate. A public viewing will be held Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted but memorials may be made to Springvale Baptist Church Building Fund.