Marcus Barnard, 78, of Norman, Indiana, died at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at his residence.
Born May 19, 1938, in Crab Orchard, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Samuel and Vivian C. (Osborne) Barnard.
He married Phyllis Ann Kirts on May 18, 1958, and she survives.
He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Seymour and a former member of the Hoosier Beemers Motorcycle Club. He was a published poet and a great storyteller who was always joking. He loved to grow flowers and he enjoyed woodworking. He loved his Appalachian heritage and bluegrass music, but most of all he loved his family.
Survivors in addition to his wife include children, Ray(Sonja) Barnard, Vivian (Dave) Begley, Marcia (Greg) Hatton; sisters, 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; and nine 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; three brothers, Oakley Barnard, Emmitt Barnard and Hershall Barnard; two sisters, Nila Mize and Anna Belle Taylor; and a great-grandson, Christopher John Able Barnard.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, August 26, 2016, at the Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown. The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Father Dan Staublin officiating. Cremation will follow the funeral services.
Memorials may be made to JDRF (juvenile diabetes) or St. Ambrose School in Seymour.