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Herbert "Herb"  Barnard

Obituary for Herbert "Herb" Barnard

March 18, 1944 - March 2, 2020
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 75


Herbert "Herb" Barnard, 75, of Hawesville passed away Monday, March 2, 2020 with family by his side. Born March 18, 1944 in Bell Gardens, California to the late Paul and Anna Pierce Barnard, Herbert served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Following his discharge, he met his future wife who was originally from Owensboro and after marrying her, she wanted to return to this area. He immediately was hired by the Owensboro Riverport Authority in 1978 and worked there for 29 years before retiring in 2007 as a warehouse foreman. Herb was a true patriot who loved his country and was active in the Eagles and American Legion where he would gather with his buddies every Saturday for camaraderie and a round or two and were known as the "Bucket Brigade". Herb enjoyed travel, NASCAR, sitting by the pool and hanging out with his family especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Barnard also was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Barnard and a sister, Beth Button.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Terri Payne and husband Todd of Hawesville; brothers, Stephen Barnard (Janet) of Watervilet, Michigan and David Barnard of Eldon, Missouri; grandchildren: Bradley Pendleton of Owensboro, Erica Pendleton of Henderson, Brooke Arnett (Daniel) of Evansville, Megan Payne and Joshua Payne both of Owensboro; great granddaughters, Autumn Pendleton and Adeline Arnett; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service with military honors for Herb Barnard will be 10:00 am Saturday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 until 7:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am until the time of service. A private burial will be in Watervilet, Michigan.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Legion (Post 9), 736 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301.

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  • American Legion Post #9
    736 Frederica
    Owensboro, KY 42301

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Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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