Thomas H. Barnhard

May 09, 1947 ‒ September 11, 2015

Marengo, Ohio
Formerly of Galena, Ohio

Thomas H. Barnhard, age 68 of Marengo, passed away Friday evening September 11, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at home.

He was born in Columbus on May 9, 1947 to the late James V. and Margret (Huhn) Barnhard. He was a graduate of Westerville High school Class of 1965 and served in the Army National Guard. His family owned and operated the Indian Run Golf Courses, now Highland Lakes Golf Course in Westerville.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years: Melinda (Lord) Barnhard and they were married June 9, 1989 in Delaware; daughter: Melissa (Tim) Storch 0f Marengo; son: Ray (Mischelle) Reece of Indian Trails, NC; grandchildren: Bethany, Katie and Melanie Conley, Ryland Reece; great grandchild: Shelby Peak; brother: Gary Barnhard of Columbus; sister: Janet (Art) Hergatt of Galena; nephews: Jim Barnhard of Dover, Doug (Leigh) Hergatt of Arizona; niece: Denise (Jim) Leo of Galena.

Preceded in death by brother: Jim Barnhard II.

Celebration of Life Services will held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338.

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  • Tommy was a great man he always knew how to make you laugh .. he knew just how to pick right back at somebody. With a smile on his face every time I seen him. He had a lot of knowledge and could tell you just about how to fix or take care of anything. He will be greatly missed. Prayers going out to the whole family.

  • I will always remember Tommy for always having a smile on his face. I enjoyed many conversations with him when visiting. He will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences and prayers.

  • So sorry Melinda to hear of Tom’s passing. He was one of the nicest people I had ever worked with. The both of you were. Prayers for you and your family at this sad time of your lives.

  • My family and I would like to offer our deepest sympathies to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. Turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance and to help soothe your heart. Psalms 34:18 assures us that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

  • Dear sweet Miss Melinda and all your wonderful children! My thoughts and prayers go out to you today and always. May you forever hold Tommy’s memory in your heart. Thank you for allowing me to give care to such a great man. Also, thanks for all those glasses of sweet tea!