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Obituary: Neil B. Munn Sr., Columbus

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Neil B. Munn Sr., 89, of Forsythia Drive, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at Heritage House in Greensburg.

Mr. Munn retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service, serving in World War II as a tank commander and the Korean War as a helicopter pilot. He also retired from Cummins Engine Company, after 22 years of service, and Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation after 15 years as a bus driver.

He served in the Army Reserve, was a member of St. John's Masonic Lodge No. 20, the Murat Shrine, Bethel Baptist Church and  Airplane Owners & Pilots Association. He enjoyed gardening and horseback riding.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Patrick Galligar officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from noon until time of service Friday. Burial will be at Ohio Chapel Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Indiana Army Reserve National Guard Honor Guard and Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage House Special Care Unit, 410 Park Road, Greensburg, IN 47240.

Online condolences may be sent to the Munn family and a video tribute may be viewed at

Born in Darlington, S.C., December 7, 1923, Mr. Munn was the son of Wallace and Maggie Register Munn. He married Myrtle Hundley February 1, 1940. She preceded him in death May 23, 1989.

Survivors include his children, Rita (Lee) Parker of Concord, N.C., Beverley Ann Denney of Columbus, Neil B. Munn Jr. of Flat Rock, and Deborah Kay Hendricks of Columbus; a sister, Fannie Bell Sports of South Carolina; brothers, Carl M. (Edith) Munn, Willard T. (Roxie) Munn, and Franklin W. (Kay) Munn, all of South Carolina; grandchildren, Suzanne Abrams, Leta (Kenney) Marshall, David Neil (Jeannie) Parker, David Matthew (Kelly) Parker, Beth Ann Noblitt, Christopher Alan Denney, Benjamin Jake Munn, Neil B. "Sam" Munn IV, Kyle Hendricks and Alexandra Hendricks; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; sisters, Mildred Blackwell and Margaret Munn; and brothers, Ray, Kistler, Ludy, Ralph, James and Bill Munn.


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