CENTERBURG — John Ellsworth Barrick, 85, of Centerburg, passed away Wednesday, Nov.23, 2011, at Licking Memorial Hospital.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, Nov. 28, at 11 a.m. at the Croton Church of Christ, 40 S. Main St., Croton, with Pastor Dan Hamilton officiating. Interment to follow at Hartford Cemetery, Croton.
John was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Bennington Township, Centerburg, to the late H. Harold and Mila Marie (Butt) Barrick. John was a former dairy and grain farmer as well as a sheep breeder. He was one of the founding officers and member of the Licking County Agrology Club, Professional Agrains, former member of the Hartford Grange, member of the Gideons International, a 65-year member of the Masonic Bloomfield Lodge 422 (currently combined with Mount Zion of Mount Vernon), member of the Croton Church of Christ, where he served as an elder and in various ways to further God’s work in the church and community. John was a regular visitor to the Hartford Fair, only missing attending it one year.
John is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Marilyn Kay (Ackerman) Barrick of Centerburg; daughter, Carolyn K. (Ted) Lammers of New Knoxville; sons; James E. (Sue) Barrick of Lubbock, Texas, Lynn H. Barrick of Centerburg; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; along with nieces, nephews and good friends.
In addition to his parents, John wass preceded in death by his infant brother, Paul Barrick; brother, Harold Barrick; sister, Geneva Samoriga; and infant great-grandson, Emmanuel Lammers.
Friends may call Sunday, Nov. 27, at the church from 2 to 5 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the Croton Church of Christ or to the Gideons International. Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. An online memorial can be at www.cksammons.com.