Hershall Barnard



Hershall Barnard, 73, of Seymour passed away at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at his home. He had been ill since October 2015.

Born May 5, 1941, in Jackson County, he was the son of Sam and Vivian Osborne Barnard, both of whom preceded him in death. On June 1, 1963, he married Joyce Delph, who survives.

He was a licensed pilot and had attended barber school and received his barber license. He also had worked at Golden Foundry for several years. He retired after 25 years as a truck driver for the United States Postal Service.

He was a former member of the American Legion. He enjoyed camping and had a passion for reading. He loved history and traveling to historical sites. He was a life member of Disabled Veterans of America. He dearly loved playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include three children, Barbara (Scott) Johnson, retired Sgt. Cindy Barnard and Tracey (Rick) Henzie; a brother, Marcus (Phyllis) Barnard; two sisters, Sarah Wooldridge and Ruth Hillenburg Nelson Briton; three grandchildren, Rachel Johnson, Robert Johnson and Melissa Shosten; and four great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Shosten, Audri Shosten, Ryker Shosten and Ty Shosten.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Oakley and Emmitt Barnard; and two sisters, Nyla Mize and Anabelle Taylor.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Kurtz Church of the Nazarene with Floyd Fisher officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Kurtz Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown and from noon until time of service Thursday at the church.

Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

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