Rev. H.G. Barnard
A memorial service for Rev. H.G. Barnard, 85, of Greenville and formerly of Lamesa, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 12, at Seventh Street Baptist Church in Ballinger.
Rev. Barnard passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. He was born to Frank and Stella Mae Page Barnard on Oct. 29, 1933 in Howard County.
Following high school in Big Spring, he enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War. He later attended Howard County Jr. College and Wayland Baptist College.
He married Barbara Lynn Tetford on July 14, 1956. Over a period of almost 54 years, Rev. Barnard pastored Southern Baptist churches over Texas, including West Side Baptist Church, Lamesa; Harmony Baptist Church, Eastland; and Bethel Baptist Church, Big Lake. He, also served at Seventh Street Baptist Church, Ballinger; Elmdale Baptist Church, Abilene; and England Grove Baptist Church, Commerce. Rev. Barnard still was preaching at England Grove as often as he was able.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Lillie Mae Fryar; and a son, Ricky Lynn Barnard.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; son, Bradley; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to Seventh Street Baptist Church in Ballinger; or Shriners Hospitals for Children.