Mr. Bernard Trent Washington, “Buckles” was born October 8, 1948 to Wilbur and Augusta (Grace) Washington in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He attended Shortridge High School and after graduating joined the United States Army; after an honorable discharge, Bernard furthered his education at Indiana Vocational Technical College where he received an Associate’s Degree in Heating and Cooling. He was loyally employed at the United States Postal Service until he finally retired in 2003.
Bernard was united in Holy Matrimony to Carlyn L. Gaulding in 1975. Together they enjoyed over thirty years, raising and loving their family.
He rededicated his life to Christ in November 2021, where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.
Bernard, also known as “Buckles”, has written his legacy by the life he has lived as a humble and honest person. He was a loving, caring, kind and giving person who did not mind helping anyone. He loved being in the company of family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and friends. Bernard loved watching crime shows, old western movies, sports and eating a good meatloaf or sub sandwich. As a providing father, he was authoritative and a disciplinarian but also had a sense of humor. He was a true family man.
Bernard Trent Washington departed this life on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the age of 73. His wife, Carlyn L. Washington; son, Anthony Gaulding; grandson, Vorn D. Taylor Jr.; father, Wilbur Washington; sister, Verna Washington; brother, John Sanders; nephew, Randy Johnson; great-nephew, Antwun Johnson; and grandparents, Hobson and Lucille Grace all preceded him in death.
Bernard leaves to cherish his memory to his daughters, Carla Taylor and Rhonda Washington; sons, Michael Gaulding and Ronald Washington; six grandchildren: Khala, Darrien, Kiara, Jalen, Keontai and Jermiah; nine great-grandchildren: Kavonna, Kevin, Khaelin, Vorn III, Ki’ Yon, Ka’ Yon, Manoah, Layen and Kaleo; mother, Augusta Washington; brother, Reginaldo Washington; sisters: Cynthia Kerley, Betty Jean Hampton, Debra Ballinger, Patty Sharp, Lesley Sanders, Erma Davis and B. Wendy Griffin; and a host of nieces, nephews, loving family and friends.