Marcus BarnardMay 19, 1938 ~ August 23, 2016 (age 78)
Marcus Barnard, 78, of Norman, IN, died at 12:30 pm, Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at his residence.
Born May 19, 1938 in Crab Orchard, KY., he was a son of the late Samuel & Vivian C. (Osborne) Barnard.
On May 18, 1958 he married Phyllis Ann Kirts and she survives.
He had worked at Rockwell Reliance in Columbus most of his life and he was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Seymour, a former member of the Hoosier Beemers Motorcycle Club. He was a published poet, a great story teller who was always joking. He loved to grow flowers and he enjoyed wood working. He loved his appalachin heritage and bluegrass music, but most of all he loved all of his family.
Survivors in addition to his wife include:
children: Ray(Sonja) Barnard, Vivian (Dave) Begley, Marcia (Greg) Hatton
Sisiters: Ruth Hillenburg Nelson Brittain and Sarah Wooldridge
10 grandchildren: Duane (Amber) Barnard, Marcus (Amanda) Barnard II, Christopher Barnard, Jennifer (Shawn) Darlage Wilson, Kellie Anne (Adam) Darlage Walters, Matthew William Begley, Michael (Brenda) Begley, Ryan (Jenni Livers) HattonTyler Hatton and Bryce Hatton.
9 great grandchildren: Charisma Barnard, Logan Barnard, Landon Barnard, Artema Barnard, Marcus Barnard III, Haley Wilson, Ayden Shepherd, Lyncoln Walters and Kingston Begley
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers (Oakley Barnard, Emmitt Barnard and Hershall Barnard, 2 sisters: Nila Mize and Anna Belle Taylor, 1 great grandson (Christopher John Able Barnard)
Memorial donations: JDRF (juvenile diabetes) or St. Ambrose School in Seymour