On August 7, 2014, in Austin, TX, Harold Barnard, age 89, left this world to be with his Lord and Savior. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Roza Barnard, his wife of 49 years, Doris, his daughter, Nancy Ann Berry, his daughter-in-law, Nancy Barnard and his grandson, Kenny, Jr.
He is survived by his brother, Gene Barnard and his wife Jo, his nephew Michael Barnard and his wife Kathy, and his sons, Harold, Jr., Kenneth and his wife Carlene. Pop, as we all lovingly called him, is also survived by his grandchildren, William & Lauralee Barnard, Gerald (Trey) & Shela Davis, Matthew & Abigail Davis, Jerri & Kurt Scheibelhut, Mindi & John Johnson, Jami & Erin Strain, Melissa & David Alfrido and Suzanne Wolff, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild.
Dad held several jobs during his childhood and as a young adult he was a driver/dispatcher for various cab companies here in Austin. He could tell you some stories about those days. You will hear his son refer to him as an "entrepreneur", as he owned a lawn business, which he did in conjunction with his full time job at the Highway Department (TXDOT) for 32 1/2 years.
Dad proudly served our country in the United States Navy, from 1943-1946, aboard the USS LST 741 and the USS YMS 335. He was an active member and past commander of the VFW Post 8925. He was a member of the Capitol Rod and Gun Club and many other organizations. He was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.
A formal visitation will be held at Cook-Walden funeral home 6100 North Lamar Blvd Austin, Texas 78752 Sunday August 10, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the evening.
A Funeral Service will be at Cook Walden Funeral Home 6100 North Lamar Blvd Austin, Texas 78752 Monday August 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm in the afternoon. Burial will follow in Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery Pflugerville, Texas.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation at P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Condolences may be left at www.CookWaldenfuneralhome.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2014