COWPENS -- Bernard J. Dizbon, 87, of 3407 Battleground Road, died Friday, Dec. 7, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
Born June 29, 1920 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he was the son of the late Bernard John Dizbon Sr. and the late Anna Karlaitas King Dizbon. He was an Army Air Corp veteran, having served with the 82nd Airborne 504 PIR in the battles of Sicily, Naples, Goggia, Rome, Arno, Normandy and Rhineland, earning the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with five Bronze Stars. Prior to World War II, he served in the Conservation Corp. Mr. Dizbon retired from Spartanburg Steel and was a charter member of Bethany Baptist Church and a member of the Maranatha Sunday School Class.
Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Dizbon Sprinkle and her husband, William Jesse Sprinkle, III of Cowpens; a son, Richard J. Dizbon and his wife Carol Wood Dizbon of Cowpens; two grandsons, William Jesse Sprinkle IV of Boiling Springs and Jamie Bernard Sprinkle of Cowpens; three granddaughters, Leah Dizbon Pettit of Boiling Springs, Charlotte Dizbon Appleby of Myrtle Beach and Sarah Alice Dizbon of Cowpens; ten great-grandchildren; and a brother, Peter Dizbon of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He was predeceased by a sister, Ann Musial; and two brothers, William Stanley Dizbon and Victor Dizbon.
Mr. Dizbon will be available for viewing after 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at Floyd's North Church Street Chapel.
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Graveside services with military rites will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, conducted by the Rev. Glenn Rusher. Visitation will follow at the graveside.
The family is at the home of his daughter, Beverly Sprinkle, 3409 Battleground Road, Cowpens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, P.O. Box 4086, Spartanburg, SC 29305.
An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com.