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Richard “Ric” Barnhart, 54, a resident of Gassville formerly of Davison, Michigan passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center.

He was born September 11, 1959, in Leicestershire, England to Joel William and Betty “Sue” (Norman) Barnhart. Ric married Pamela Jean Wilson on May 15, 1982, in Flint, Michigan. He retired from General Motors in Pontiac, Michigan after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Midway and loved riding motorcycles. Ric was preceded in death by his mother.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Pam Barnhart of Gassville; two daughters, Erica Rene Barnhart of Mountain Home and Krysten Donnelle Morrish of West Plains, Missouri; his father, Joel William Barnhart of Davison, Michigan; a brother, Michael Maylin of England; a sister, Patricia Brydges of Michigan; three granddaughters, Kaylea Donnelle Barnhart, Joslynn Ann Morrish and Harlee Marie Little and a grandson, Julian Raymond Rowand.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the Conner-Hankins Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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