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Village Chapel Church
Friday March 22nd, 2019
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Jimmy E. Barnhart

Jim Barnhart was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on March 2, 2019 in Hudson, Florida.  He was born February 11, 1950 in Circleville and was the son of the late Charles and Opal (Morrison) Barnhart.  He was a graduate of Logan Elm High School and attended Ohio University. Jim was united in marriage to Zelpha Drum on June 24, 1990.
Jim will be greatly missed by his wife, Zelpha; son, Mark Barnhart; stepsons, Dale (Connie) Weaver and Doug (Melissa) Ricketts; stepdaughter, Brenda (George) Shoemaker; grandchildren, Savannah Barnhart, Shelly (John) Klass, Stephanie (Dan) Hinkle, Kyle (Ashley) Weaver, Ryan Mundy, Hunter (Maggie) Ricketts, Levi and Mason Shoemaker and several great grandchildren; sister, Judy Parker and Brenda Barney and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, family and a host of friends.
Jim was the creator and manager of the “Midnight Special Band” They performed at various festivals, VFW’s and many venues throughout Ohio.  He also used his musical talents for the Kingdom by traveling, playing and singing with “God’s Messengers”.  Jim considered Salt Creek Valley Church his church home.  He was retired from Logan Elm Schools.   He became an avid golfer, bowler and euchre player enjoying great times with many friends over the years no matter where they were.  Jim will be forever remembered for his sense of humor, quick comebacks and most importantly his faith in Jesus Christ.
A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda with Rev. Jim Vandagriff officiating.  Friends may visit with the family on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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A Country Blooms was ordered on March 21, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Mar 21 2019 12:00 AM

A White Sympathy was sent on March 18, 2019

God be with you my friend! Thank you for many wonderful memories! Our thoughtful prayers are with Zelpha, Mark and all of the family. Dan, Cathy, CJ and Taylor Mets

Expression of Sympathy Mar 18 2019 12:00 AM

Jim, thanks so much for letting me play a few gigs with you back in the day. I truly enjoyed it. You will be forever missed by all.

Mac McLaughlin Mar 18 2019 12:00 AM

Jim words can't express how much u will be missed You were one of the kindest men I ever knew The many time times you and Zee and us ate out, went bowling together, yards along together. Remember many times sitting down by the campfire in Tarlton.
Sharing stories and just having a great time. My heart will always have these memories with you and Zee. Will always love you both. You will always be in my heart and on my mind. Linda Thomas Clemenson

Linda Thomas Clemenson Mar 18 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jimmy Barnhart

Rick Jones Mar 18 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and the family.

Becky and Ray Dunn Mar 18 2019 12:00 AM

A Memory Lane was sent on March 18, 2019

Mark, You and your Family are in our thoughts and prayers. Anthony and Michelle Howard

Expression of Sympathy Mar 18 2019 12:00 AM

Forgot to mention Jimmy's devotion to volunteering at the Pumpkin Show Information Booth year after year.
I am thinking that PS should name the booth in his honor .

Terry Dountz Mar 18 2019 12:00 AM

so sorry for your loss, sending thoughts and prayers to all Jim's family. Whisler will forever remember you.

Teressa Moss Fout Mar 18 2019 12:00 AM

Zelpha, So sorry to hear of your loss. Jim was an awesome guy from the time we first met him. Thoughts and prayers coming your way. George and Tonya

Tonya Poling Mar 18 2019 12:00 AM

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