Justin Derik Barnard
Born in Canton, Ohio on May 22, 1987
Departed on Sep. 27, 2005 and resided in New Philadelphia, OH.
Memorial Service: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005 5:30 pm
Reception: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005 6:30 pm
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Justin Derik Barnard, age 18, of New Philadelphia, was found dead in the Tuscarawas River, Tuesday September 27, 2005, the result of a brutal and horrific murder.Born at Canton, Ohio, May 22, 1987, Justin was a son of Patricia Barnard-Stoller of New Philadelphia, and Michael Barnard of Felton, California.
Justin grew up in the area having attended primary, middle, and high school within the New Philadelphia School district for most of his academic career. He spent several years residing with his father in California.
His brief time here was characterized by a passion for helping his friends, spoiling his pets, telling outrageous stories, and using Legos, model cars, model aircraft to create for others what only his vivid imagination would fully reveal. Like many young men Justin was drawn to NASCAR, where, his brother is sure, “Justin’s ability to take apart and put things back together” would make him a great candidate for a mechanic in just about any pit crew.
Around town, Justin was known to visit the Park Place Teen Center. He enjoyed bike riding, skateboarding, and was into playing video games and watching television – he was especially fond of The Daily Show.
Most of all, Justin will be remembered as a caregiver to his friends – and his family. He leaves behind many friends who will remember Justin for his attentive ear, and for his ability to listen, he was thought of as a teenage therapist.
In addition to his parents, Justin was loved and will be missed by his brother; Rich Kreider of New Philadelphia, a sister; Danica Hoppe of Canton, another brother; Samuel Barnard of Felton, California, a step-brother; Nick Villalobos, also of Felton.
Survivors also include his maternal grandmother; Olivine Ward of Washington state, paternal grandmother; Levanche Barnard of Bellflower, California, a special father Richard Hoppe of Stanton, California, a special grandmother; Helen Hoppe of Fox Lake, Illinois, two maternal aunts; Johanne (Roger) Buck of Big Fork, Minnesota, and Diane Pelaske of Columbus, Georgia, a maternal uncle, Ken Howell of Lancaster, California, two paternal aunts; Jan (Ed) Tibbals, of Ventura, California, and Lori VanHofwegen of Bellflower, California, a paternal uncle; Charlie J. L. (Tamara) Barnard Jr., also of Bellflower, California, many cousins and an abundance of friends from California to the Tuscarawas Valley.
Justin was preceded in death by his two grandfathers; William Howell, and Charlie J. L. Barnard Sr.
Justin’s family will receive friends Monday afternoon from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory. Pastor Brian Flood will officiate a service celebrating Justin’s life Tuesday evening at 5:30 in the funeral home’s chapel. Following the Memorial Service, a reception will be held at the Dover Moose Lodge, 707 N. Tuscarawas Ave., Dover, for family and friends. Cremation will follow through the care of Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Cremation Service.
Memorial contributions to offset expenses to the family, may be made to the Justin D. Barnard Memorial Fund, in care of Dover-Phila Federal Credit Union, 119 Fillmore Avenue, Dover, Ohio, 44622.