Marcus Barnard, 78, of Norman, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 at his residence.
Born May 19, 1938 in Crab Orchard, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Samuel & Vivian C. (Osborne) Barnard.
On May 18, 1958 he married Phyllis Ann Kirts, 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 all of his family.
Survivors in addition to his wife include his 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) Hatton, Tyler 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 one great-grandson, Christopher John Able Barnard.
Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home, 320 N. High St., Brownstown. The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, officiated by Father Dan Staublin. Cremation will follow the funeral services.
Memorial donations may be made to JDRF (juvenile diabetes) or St. Ambrose School in Seymour.