John C. "Jack" Barck


Dr. John C. ("Jack") Barck, 81, a retired U.S. Army Colonel and a resident of New Smyrna Beach for the past 22 years, passed away May 9, 2014 at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia / Flagler after
a prolonged illness. He was born on February 9, 1933 in London, Ohio, the son of Clarence E. Barck and Jeanette (Bowshier) Barck. He graduated from London High School in 1951. He then attended his beloved Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated in 1958. After graduation, Dr. Barck entered into private practice in the Steubenville area. In February 1962 Dr. Barck was drafted into the U.S. Army under the provisions of what was known as the "Doctors' Draft," instituted in response to the conflict in Vietnam. While serving in Italy, he met his future wife, Grayce Kenemer. Dr. Barck and Grayce were married on April 4, 1970. After 30 years serving his country, he retired in 1992 with the distinguished rank of Colonel. Dr. and Mrs. Barck returned to New Smyrna Beach and established their permanent residence. Both remained active in the New Smyrna Beach area and Volusia County. Dr. Barck served on the NSB Animal Control Board, also volunteering with Citizens on Patrol with local law enforcement agencies, receiving accommodation for both. Even with busy lives, they still enjoyed remaining active socially including many visits from friends and family. They were always proud to display our community. He was pre-deceased by his parents and his beloved wife Grayce, who passed away in March 2010. Survivors include a sister, Nancy Barck, of London, OH and his beloved companion, Tiger. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in his memory to the CAPS foundation, Volusia County Humane Society or the New Smyrna Beach Historical Society. A memorial will be in New Smyrna Beach on June 28th, gathering begins at 9:30 a.m. at Settle-Wilder Funeral Home. Service promptly at 10:00 a.m. A reception will follow for those attending and RSVP's appreciated to 386-689-8311. Condolences may be made online at


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Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service - New Smyrna Beach
406 S. Orange Street  New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on June 26, 2014