Richard Delroy (Dick) Barnard

Richard (Dick) Delroy Barnard

Richard (Dick) Barnard of Browns Point passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2012. After a courageous battle with cancer, Dick spent his last days comfortably at home-surrounded by his family; sharing memories, prayers, music... some laughter, some tears before peacefully leaving this world and going home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Born on March 18, 1928 in Cheyenne, Wyoming; Dick moved west to Washington with his mother and six siblings in the early 1930s. In 1948, Dick joined the Air Force and served his country until 1951. He then started a business career that would span some 60 plus years, owning and operating several businesses in South King County.

Away from business, Dick enjoyed spending time with his family, RVing, being a handy man, and relaxing at home in Browns Point-watching ships pass by in the bay and sunsets over the Olympic Mountains.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Marilyn and their children: Becky Metzler, Brad (Sue) Barnard, Rick (Jana) Johnson, Steve (Wendy) Johnson, Karin (Jeremey) Greenway; 11 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and his sister, Carol Capps. He was a very special man, husband, father, grandpa, friend and more. We will miss him dearly but look forward to joining him again someday and-we look forward to celebrating his life with a memorial service at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 25th at Christ's Church Federal Way, located at: 941 S Dash Point Rd Federal Way; reception to follow.

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"So I'll cherish the old rugged cross, till my trophies at last

I lay down; I will cling to the old rugged cross... and exchange

it someday for a crown."

Published in The Seattle Times from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2012