Donald Wesley Barnard, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, passed away, Sunday, January 29th, 2017 at Baxter County Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Don spent his life as a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was born in Lansing, Michigan on December 31, 1935, son of the late Ethel (Gibson) and Pat Barnard. During his working years he worked in construction. On January 24, 1977 in Bath, Michigan, Don married Nancy Sue Dowell. He was a charter member of Friendship Baptist Church in Highland, Arkansas.
Don is survived by his wife Nancy Barnard of the home; daughters, Vicki King of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas and Donna Wray of Mountain View, Arkansas; sons, Kirk Barnard and wife Amelia and Jeffery Barnard both of Michigan; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Pat and Ethel Barnard; son, Gregory Barnard; two brothers and grandson, Jayden Wray.
Funeral services will be held, Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service Chapel beginning at 11:00 AM with Bro. Mike Stanley officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM before the service. Interment will follow at Evening Shadows Memorial Park in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.
Pallbearers include: Jeremy Isaacs, Thomas Praught, John Praught, David Isaacs, Tony Praught and Jason Spray.
Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.