Huston Barger, 69, Richmond, passed away Tuesday morning, January 1, 2013, in the Compassionate Care Center of Richmond.
He was born March 9, 1943, in Saul, Ky., to the late Burley and Dorothy Barger.
Mr. Barger began his career in masonry construction with Harp Masonry Company, and later he owned and operated his own company known as Huston Barger Masonry Company starting in 1978. He worked on several projects in Madison and surrounding counties and was known to his employees as a man devoted to his work and those who worked for him. Huston had several employees whom he thought of as his “special co-workers” and friends. They are Gerald Pingleton, Tommy Minor, Jeff Blevins, Donnie Howard, Billy Warren and Tim Wilkerson.
Another group of special friends whom he enjoyed taking bike trips with or going to car shows with and who mourn his passing are Kenneth Barger, Jimmy Howard, Frank Shoop and Alan Long.
Mr. Barger is survived by a very special family: Mike and Sherry Alexander and their children, Logan and Brooke Alexander of Waco. Huston is also survived by two sons: David (Lizabeth) Lassister, Allen, Texas; Huston (Catherine) Barger Jr., Richmond; one sister, Sherrill Cornett, Fort Meyer, Fla.; one brother, Howard (Willetta) Barger, Maysville, Ky.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Lassiter, Skylar Barger, Huston Barger III (Trey); and many other cousins and dear friends.
In addition to his parents, Burley and Dorothy Barger, Huston was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Telford Barger.
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorial contributions be given to the Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.
Visitation with family and friends will be at the White Oak Pond Christian Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013. The Celebration of Life Service for Huston Barger will begin at 1 p.m. A private committal service will be conducted at a later time.
Fritz and Turpin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed on the website at: www.fritzturpin.com
Gary Lee Winburn, 69
Gary Lee Winburn, 69, of Richmond, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at the UK Medical Center in Lexington.
A native of Richmond, Kentucky, he was the son of Marcus and Johnetta Arch Winburn, both of whom preceded him in death. Gary had been an employee of the former Begley Drug Company and was a retired employee of Car Quest Auto Parts Store. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Richmond.
Edna Cates VanWinkle, 89,
Edna Cates VanWinkle, age 89, widow of Hobert VanWinkle, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.
Edna was a homemaker and a member of the Owsley Fork Baptist Church.
William ‛Robert’ Renfro, 63
William “Robert” Renfro, 63, of Berea, passed from this life peacefully Sunday, April 13, 2014, in his home surrounded by his family.
Lonnie Mayes, 66
Lonnie Mayes, 66, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014.
Mr. Mayes was born in Madison County on July 29, 1947, to the late Ralph and Evelyn Kelley Mayes. He retired after 23 years as a service station manager and was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Ada Marie (Gadd) Harris, 97
Ada Marie (Gadd) Harris, 97, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Heritage Center.
Birchel Fields, 96
Birchel Fields, age 96, of Scaffold Cane in Berea, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Berea Health Care Center.
Joyce Rhodus, 74
Joyce Rhodus, 74, passed away Friday morning, April 11, 2014, at her home.
She was born March 23, 1940, in Garrard County, Kentucky, to the late Jasper and Mary Stella Moore Prewitt.
Joyce was a graduate of Buckeye High School, class of 1959. She retired from the Madison County Detention Center as a deputy jailer. She loved raising flowers, working puzzles and watching UK basketball.
Neccolus Lamar Mundy, 31
Neccolus Lamar Mundy, 31, son of Vertina N. Mundy and Ronald D. Bronston, died unexpectedly April 7, 2014, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
His funeral is 1 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Saint Paul AME Church, 437 Francis St., Richmond. Visitation from noon.
Arrangements under the direction of Keith P. Clark & Son Funeral Home, Winchester.
Dorreen Baldwin, 68
Dorreen Baldwin, 68, died Friday. Arrangements are pending at Davis & Powell Funeral Home.
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