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JOHN ROBERT BARGER, 74, of Sidney, passed away at 8:10 P.M. Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Kettering Medical Center. He was born on October 12, 1944 in Piqua, Ohio, the son of the late Elston and Nina (Zerkle) Barger.
On July 19, 1975 he married the former Beverly Ann (Holland) Goble, who survives along with two children, Ty Meeker of Westville, Molly (Dean) Smith of St. Paris; three step-children, Carole (Stan) Crosley, Bruce Goble and Brent Goble, all of Sidney; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Keith (Judy) Barger of Kaiser Lake, Lisa (Ben) Drake of Troy, and Cassie Spreher of North Lewisburg; and half-brother, Greg Barger.
John was a graduate of Graham High School, class of 1962. He went on to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was in the 512th Transportation Company. John worked as a machine repairman for the former Copeland Corporation for many years and later worked for and retired from Goodyear in St. Marys. He was a member of the Sidney Eagles, American Legion Post 217 and the Sidney VFW. John was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed feeding wildlife and gardening.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, February 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., with Pastor Tom Walter officiating. Burial will be follow at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Barger family at our website, www.cromesfh.com