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William Richard Barks

July 2, 1930 ~ August 10, 2017 (age 87)

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William Richard Barks, 87 went to be with the Lord, Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Cedar Hill Care Center. He was born July 2, 1930 in Zanesville, Ohio to the late Frank and Mildred Yocum Barks.

William graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Muskingum College. He was an insurance agent and adjustor. He then retired working security at PCC Airfoils in Crooksville. He served our country and protected our freedom as a Sergeant in the Infantry with the United States Marines Corp where he was a highly decorated Purple Heart recipient and suffered extensive injuries in Korea. William was a former mayor of Gratiot, a local director of Mt. Carmel Association and a member of the Central Association of Miraculous Medal, V.F.W., American Legion and the D.A.V.

He is survived by his wife Ellen Barks; three sons: William (Pam) Barks, James (Jeanette) Cronin and Jon (Lisa) Cronin; one daughter: Rebecca (Bob) Sayre; a sister Judy (Bob) Wahl; ten grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Francis “Hank” Barks and a sister Patricia Hupp.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 144 N. Fifth St., Zanesville, OH 43701.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8PM Monday, August 14, 2017 and one hour prior to services at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 1150 W. MILITARY ROAD. The funeral service will be held at 1PM Tuesday, August 15, 2017 with Father Peter Fegan as celebrant. Burial will follow in Zanesville Memorial Park with full military honors.

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