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Homer Clay Barnard, 77, Liberty, KY (1941-2019)

Homer was always willing to offer a helping hand to anyone in need. He was truly a servant of Christ.

Homer Clay Barnard, of Liberty, graduated to Heaven on Friday, May 24, 2019, at his residence. He was 77 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 11amET on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Brad Teubert officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5pmET to 8pmET on Monday, May 27, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Born on November 16, 1941, in Laurel County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late James C. and Roxie Chadwell Barnard. Homer was a foreman for Formica Corporation in Cincinnati. He was a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church. He was a jack of all trades and a master of many. He was also an advocate for the unborn and a Prayer Warrior, as well. Homer was always willing to offer a helping hand to anyone in need. He was truly a servant of Christ.

He is survived by his lifelong companion and friend, Kathy Shoaf of Liberty; five daughters, Kimberly (Perry) Dobbs of Burnside, Melissa (Barry) Murphy of Liberty, Bobbie (Tommy) Vest of Middleburg, Delania (William) Luttrell of Dunnville and Malinda Barnard of Liberty. Other survivors include two sisters, Priscilla Keith and Camilla Stastny; a brother, J.C. Barnard; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his firstborn, Timothy Barnard; and a brother, Hershel Barnard.

Memorial contributions may take the form of sympathy to The Gideons International.

Homer's pallbearers will be Perry Dobbs, Barry Murphy, Tommy Vest, Derek Vest, Dustun Vest, James-Gabriel Brown, Nathaniel Brown and Jackie Davidson.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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