Former recreation director Barnard dies at age of 72

Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 06:21 PM.

“If I had questions, he’d help out,” Smith said. “There were several times I might have something on the agenda and Chuck would pull me aside and say ‘Hey, this is what I experienced on this’ and he would call me after the meeting and give me something that might be helpful toward the project.”

Smith said Barnard would frequently walk around the grounds at the recreation center with his first wife Paula, and after her passing, Barnard planted a weeping willow there in her honor. Just down the path, behind two softball fields, Barnard planted another tree for himself, a red maple. Helping him plant the trees was his new wife, Nancy.

Barnard is survived by his wife, three sons, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Cherry Point Methodist Church. Visitation is scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

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