Somerset, KY Obituaries. Preserving Their Memory.

William (Bill) O. Mardis

Friday, February 5, 2021 at 1:00 P.M.

William (Bill) O. Mardis age 89, of Somerset, Kentucky passed from this life Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Bill was born May 15, 1931 to the late Owen Mardis and Ola Phillips Mardis in Taylor County, Kentucky.

He was a member of Duke Memorial Baptist Church and was dedicated to his craft of journalism, his career in media covered over eight decades. Bill’s time at the Commonwealth Journal surpassed 50 years of service. As a Navy Veteran, he served during the Korean Conflict during the 1950’s. He enjoyed UK Basketball, football, Cincinnati Reds and cherished his dogs Rusty and Buddy.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Owen and Ola Mardis, brothers, Norman Earl Mardis, Albert Mardis and James Mardis.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 63 years, Linda Mardis, sons, William Michael Mardis of Lancaster, Steve “Doug” Mardis (Kelly) of Melbourne, FL, sister, Pauline Graves of Campbellsville, grandchildren, Amanda, Matthew and Katie Mardis.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 5, 2021 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral with a funeral service to begin at 1 P.M. with Bro. Randy Smith officiating, burial will follow in Southern Oaks Cemetery.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for William (Bill) O. Mardis.

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