Donald W. Barrick

April 15, 1929 ‒ January 02, 2020

Fredericktown, Ohio

Donald W. “Don” Barrick, age 90, of Fredericktown passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at the Knox Community Hospital.

He was born on April 15, 1929 in Knox County to the late Charles and Mabel (Shepherd) Barrick.  Don was employed for over 25 years at Miller Company of Utica from which he retired.  He then purchased Trio Lanes in Fredericktown and owned and operated it for numerous years.  Don was a member of the Owl Creek Baptist Church, a 75 year member of Morgan Grange and also the Colonial City Moose Lodge #2555.

Don was one of the best Utica Redskins’ all-round athletes excelling in football, basketball and baseball.  He won championships and was a captain in all three sports.  He was selected as a charter member of the Utica Redskins Sports Hall of Fame.

In football, Don was the first freshman to be selected First Team All-County in 1944.  Subsequently, he was selected First Team All-County all four years he played, the first to achieve that honor as well.

In basketball, he was an All-County Selection three year and was selected All Ohio his Senior Year in Class B when there were only two divisions in Ohio.  In baseball he was a star shortstop and solid hitter three years for the Redskins missing his senior season.  After high school graduation, the Utica Businessmen honored him at a luncheon and presented him with a commemorative watch.

He attended Ohio University, practicing and scrimmaging until an injury shortened his football career.  He continued playing basketball and baseball after his school days on several local teams.  He was an excellent golfer and bowler having six 300 Games and two 800 Series Games and was ultimately selected into the Bowling Hall of Fame.

Don also coached Miller Company Little League teams for many years.

He is survived by his son Victor (Jill) Barrick; his daughters, Deb (Bob) Kennedy, Suzanne (Bill) Riccardo, Cindy (Jeff) Justice, Wendy (Sony) Smith, Melinda (Shaun) Stephen; fourteen grandchildren; twenty seven great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; his brother Dale Barrick and his sister Wilma Buckingham.

In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his wife Janice Barrick; his son James Barrick; and three sisters, Marie Mosley, Dorothy Melick, and Wanda Councell.

Friends may call on Monday, January 6, 2020 from 4-6PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.  A service will be held on Tuesday, at the funeral home, beginning at 11AM.  Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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  • I am so sorry for your loss. The entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • We are praying for you all at this difficult time. He will be missed. Sincerely, Brian & Rae Jean Zollars

  • I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Don’s passing. I have many fond memories of him. He was such a good man. My prayer’s and thoughts are with all of you.

  • I have many fond memories of Trio Lanes when I was one of many teens hanging out there regularly in the early 80’s. Don and Janice allowed us kids to shoot pool, play arcade games, bowl, eat, and loiter for hours on end. May God comfort you all in this time of loss.

  • I am so sorry for your loss, I have alot of memories of trio lanes and all the barrick family. Your all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • My thoughts and prayers to Don’s entire family. What a life well lived! I also have many fond memories as a kid in the 80’s hanging out at Trio Lanes. The best burgers in town and where I learned to bowl in gym class. ❤️

  • So many fond memories of Saturday morning kids league and Don offering his sage advice!

    My heart and prayers go out to the family as they walk this journey.

  • Vic, Deb, Suzanne,Cindy, Wendy and Melinda,
    Words can’t express how I feel on the loss of your father. He was a big influence in my life and his 40 plus year friendship will never be forgotten. I have many fond memories of the years I worked for him at the bowing alley, as well all the bowling and golfing we did together.
    He built quite a legacy in 90 years, not just in every sport he played, but the family he leaves behind. Rest in Peace Donald, you will be missed.

  • Barrick Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Brings back many memories of living on Pickle Hill. Your parents were strict but fun. Don and Janice built quite a family may God bless you with all those beautiful memories.
    Dave & Pam Stair

  • We are saddened to read about the passing of a good neighbor. He and Janice are together once again. Our deepest sympathy and friendship are being sent to the entire Barrick family. We share in your loss. Don will be missed. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Vic and Jill and all Barrick family…very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Great memories from being your neighbor on Pickle Hill. Our prayers to your family

  • I’m sorry for your loss I know he will be missed. I spent many day and nights shooting pool at Trio lanes. Don janice and the whole family was nice to me. Many fond memories that will always stay with me. RiP

  • To all of the Barrick family, cherish the memories you have with Don. He was such a kind man. I remember going to the bowling alley after school with Melinda and eating yummy hamburgers. Sending hugs, love , and prayers.

  • Don was one of the best men I ever knew always enjoyed seeing him when I was able to get back and he always remembered everyone .the world has lost one of the good the family sorry for you’re loss of such a great dad and a kind in peace Don..

  • Melinda and family,

    I am so sorry to read of your dad’s passing. Embrace the memories you share.
    I will not be able to come to calling hours but will be thinking of you all.


  • We are sorry for the family’s loss. I will always remember him for all his kindness. Also “pick up your spares and the strikes will come”!

  • So sorry for your loss. I know he will be missed. I will keep the Barrick family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss.Have lots of memories at the bowling alley.Dad and uncle tom and your dad will be bowling in heaven.You are all in our prayers and thoughts Glenn jr,Melody,Beth,Roy Van Houten

  • Deb and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember all the times at the bowling ally. My boys were always there and loved hanging out there. Your dad and mom always treated the patrons very well. He will be missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Deb and all the Barrick family. So very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. So many memories with you family growing up in Utica.
    Hold on to those precious memories. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • To the Barrick Family
    I spent many a Saturday morning in the youth bowling league at Trio Lanes, Don always told me to pretend I had a rolled up newspaper under my arm and not to drop it when I released the ball. I will never forget that. I know he will be missed but what a reunion with Janice. They were so wonderful.
    Thinking of all of you.

  • Vic, Jill and the Barrick girls and families,
    So very sorry for your sadness in the loss of your dad. Such a fine athlete in his younger days, a dedicated Little League coach and most of all, an extra dad to us all there on Pickle Hill. One of Utica’s finest. You are in my heart.

  • Joe & I are so very sorry for your family’s loss. Hugs & prayers are being sent your way.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. I have many fond memories at Trio Lanes. Don sharing his wisdom of bowling on Saturday mornings. Hugs to all of you

  • Very sorry for your loss. Don was a great guy. I have many fond memories of both golfing and bowling with Don.

  • So very sorry for your loss, Don was a super nice person and gave us a lot of great memories at the bowling alley, May God Bless and prayers to the families. 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️Wendy Wagner


  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.
    Wayne, Kim, Justin and Ryan Zollars

  • So sorry for your loss. My family spent a lot of time at Trio Lanes when we lived in Fredericktown. Don was a great man and loved by many.

  • After reading all of these wonderful words of comfort for your family, there is nothing we can say that hasn’t already been said. It is always hard to have a loved one pass on no matter what the age.

  • Sorry to hear of your Fathers passing. He was a wonderful person and it was an honor to know him. Prayers to the whole family.

  • To the family
    I have so many memories of Don going back to when we worked togeather at the Miller Company then Bowling at SunSet in Mt Vernon then in Fredericktown where Don was always trying to help me get to be a better bowler. He and Janice made everyone feel so welcome ‘Always loved coming and just visiting He will be missed.

  • Vic,Jill and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing.
    Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
    Jill and Fred Pletcher