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Bernard "Benny" File

January 15, 1959 ~ April 6, 2018 (age 59)

Bernard "Benny" File, age 59, of Clarksville, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018, at Skyline Medical Center. 

Benny was born January 15, 1959, in Akron, OH, to the late Major File and Mary Coates File. He worked for the City of Clarksville and was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. File was a US Army veteran, having served during the Gulf War.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, April 12, at 11:00 AM, at the Chapel of Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, with Dr. David Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West, in Hopkinsville. Visitation will be Thursday, April 12, from 10:00 AM until the hour of service, at the funeral home. 

Benny is survived by his wife, Dorothy File of Clarksville; two sons, Brandon (Brandi) File and Ryan File, both of Akron, OH; three brothers, Wade File of Cleveland, OH, Allen File of Akron, OH, and Ronnie File of Cleveland, OH; and six grandchildren. 

Pallbearers will be Reggie Lyle, Danny Dessendoll, Steve Smith, Jack Carney, Adam Lyle, and Chris Killebrew. Honorary pallbearers are Walter Kirby and Donnie Trice. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at 

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