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Bernard Chesley McClelland, Jr.

Visitation: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2024

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home

Celebration of Life Service: 12:00 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2024

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home

Interment: Following the Service

Location: Peninsula Memorial Park

Bernard Chesley McClelland, Jr., 72, of Yorktown, VA, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2024 after an 8-year-long battle with dementia.

Bernie was born to Bernard Chesley and Alice Irene McClelland in Newport News, VA.  After graduating from Newport News High School in 1970, he began his 30-year-plus career through multiple roles at Howmet Corporation.

He met Pamela Adcock McClelland in high school and married his soulmate on May 27, 1972.  His lifelong vow to be by her side was kept until the very end.  His legacy will live on through his children, Bryan and Brittany and as “Pop Pop” to his five grandchildren.

Bernard had a passion for the outdoors.  His love of hunting, fishing and golfing took him on many adventures with his friends and family. The walls in the house they built together are decorated with their trophies and accomplishments throughout the years.  He was a master craftsman, creating many beautiful pieces that will be treasured by his family for generations.  The care he poured into the McClelland Family horse, Ginger and property is clearly evident when viewing the grounds of his home. 

Along with his wife, Pamela and his family, special memories were made with Annual Outer Banks beach trips.  Bernie would often disappear for hours just walking the shoreline collecting shells and beautiful driftwood. 

Preceded in death are Bernard Chesley McClelland, Sr., father; Alice Irene McClelland, mother; Pamela Adcock McClelland, beloved wife; Jack Anthony McClelland, brother. Survived by Bryan McClelland, son (Daiquiri); Brittany McClelland, daughter (Yancy); grandchildren, Brigham and Talia McClelland, Cheslee, Brentlee, and Adaline DuHamel; Melvin McClelland, brother; Robert Bradley McClelland, brother and Lynn McClelland Alligood, sister.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at Weymouth Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held directly after visitation at the funeral home with interment to follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.

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#4 Phillip Harrell 2024-05-06 16:54
Brit and Bryan, sorry to hear about your parents passing. Many good times shared with them and the family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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#3 Scott Laney 2024-04-24 17:54
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow. May your fond memories be your comfort in the days ahead until you meet again.
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#2 Aunt Shirley Reynold 2024-04-24 14:30
Bernie, will always be remembered as a caring person, with love for everyone. The hugs he gave me from the time he was a wee little. I loved his smile, and I love you. Like his Dad, he loved to create. I loved the way he and Pam loved each other. Will always love you.
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#1 Brenda Grizzard 2024-04-24 12:33
Melvin, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
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