Harry A. Barger

April 08, 1930 ‒ February 22, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Harry Alexander Barger passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  He was born on April 8, 1930 in Princeton, West Virginia.  A 1948 graduate of Elkhorn High School, Switchback, West Virginia, Harry served proudly as a tank corporal in the U. S. Army during the Korean War.  He returned home in 1953 to attend Concord College in Athens, West Virginia where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education

In 1955, Harry moved the family to Delaware, Ohio where he taught at Bellpoint Elementary and then at Delaware Willis Junior High School until 1984.  During the summers, Harry served as a Park Ranger at the Delaware Reservoir.  Harry was a great man and he will be sorely missed.

Harry was preceded in death by his father, Harry A. Barger, Sr. and his mother Daisy Vermillion (Rouse) Shelor.  He is survived by his wife, Emily Jean (Rhodes) Barger, children Richard (Frankie) Barger of Worthington, Ohio, Kathy (Paul Knapp) Barger of Grandview Heights, Ohio, Tanya (Paul Brockman) Barger of Delaware, Ohio and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and David W. Barger of Delaware, Ohio

He is also survived by his sister Joan (Barger) Monaco of Bluefield, West Virginia and his brother Jack (Pat) Barger of Delaware, Ohio and by his grandchildren, Kerry (Mike) Brown of Texarkana, Texas, Nick (Lori Kurtzman) Barger of Worthington, Ohio, Spencer (Aaron) Huffman of Columbus, Ohio and Conrad Knapp of Grandview Heights, Ohio.  Harry also has three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Harry was a gentle man in spite of his imposing stature but he smiled easily and his demeanor was ultimately reassuring.  He was a kind and loving father, a dedicated teacher and an outstanding individual for his nearly 90 years.  His family and friends will miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 1:00PM at Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio, 43015.

To share a fond memory or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Tanya and family,
    Bette and I send our condolences to you all. I miss Harry coming out of the Fresenius center on Mon. and Fri. afternoons. I didn’t know he was a teacher at Delaware at the same time I taught at Big Walnut. I saw his name in the obituaries and checked it out because I knew some Bargers. I shared Harry’s passing with a common friend who knew Harry from Delaware. May God bless you all.

  • Mr. Barger was my 8th grade homeroom and English teacher. I smile as I remember how he smoothly controlled a roomful of rowdy, 13 year old boys and girls. He presented an imposing figure in his Park Ranger uniform, but when at home, I was surprised to find he was just a “regular” dad. Condolences to the entire Barger family.

  • Rick and family,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy during this time of loss. You and I go back many years ago when we were kids playing golf in the backyard and just out having a good time with the old gang. Your mother always made me feel welcomed whenever I visited. Again my sincerest condolences to her and your family. May God bless you.

  • Dear Emily and family,
    I want you to know how sorry we were to hear of Harry’s death and I hope you and can find some comfort in your special memories of happy years.