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Lydle Taylor Barnett

Lydle Taylor Barnett, 92, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Greenwood. He was a resident of Bargersville.

He was born Nov. 20, 1921, in Providence to Forrest Milo and Maxine Vivian (Taylor) Barnett.

He married Barbara Louise (Kerlin) Barnett on Jan. 23, 1945. She preceded him in passing.

Survivors include one son, Steve (Teresa) Barnett of Morgantown; one daughter, Sheri Spicer (Frank Gilcrest) of Bargersville; seven grandchildren, Shelley (Mike) Riddle, Chad (Sharon) Barnett, Shane Barnett, Cory (D.J.)

Nuetzmann, Michael (Heather) Spicer, Jami (Christopher) Woodrum and Wade Barnett; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Rosemary Torrance of Bargersville.

He was preceded in passing by his parents; his wife, Barbara; and one great-grandson.

Lydle was a lifelong resident of Union Township and graduated from Union High School.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy (Seabees) and served in the South Pacific Theater during World War II.

After returning from the war, Lydle began farming. He later became a rural mail carrier for 25 years.

Upon retirement, he began handcrafting dulcimers and miniature wagons. He also raised miniature horses.

Lydle was actively involved in his church, the community and the Masonic Lodge.

He was a lifelong member of Providence Christian Church and a 70-year member and a 66-year past master of Union Village Lodge No. 545, F&AM. He was a member of the Johnson County 4-H fair board, Kiwanis, United Way of Johnson County and Johnson County Historical Society; and he volunteered at a food pantry and the Folk Music Society.

The Rev. Mike Naylor will conduct a celebration of life memorial service at 6 p.m. Sunday at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday. A Masonic service will be conducted prior to the service by the Union Village Masonic Lodge.

Online condolences may be made at www.flinnmaguire.net.

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