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From the Battle Creek Enquirer, Michigan, March 5, 2012: Richard D. Barnum, Hickory Corners, passed away March 3, 2012. Richard was born December 24, 1933 in Grand Rapids, the son of Harold and Frances (Butler) Barnum. A Deputy and Road Sergeant with the Barry County Sheriff's Department for thirty years, Richard was also a member of the Hickory Corners Fire Department with forty five years of service where he served in many positions including Fire Chief. A life member of Hickory Corners Masonic Lodge 345, where he was secretary for many years and former Past Master, Richard was also a life member of the Eastern Stars, and a former Barry Township Supervisor. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping and coaching baseball for his sons Little League teams. On September 12, 1970, Richard married the love of his life, the former Betty Gates who survives. He is also survived by his sons: Harold (Kathleen) Barnum and Dennis (Sue) Barnum, a daughter: Judy (Dan) Alkema, his special dog: Murphy, his mother in law: Alice Gates, a sister in law: Berna Barnum, six grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, a brother: Harold Barnum and a sister: Ruth DeVries. The family will receive friends Tuesday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home, Delton where a Masonic Service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.. A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., at Hickory Corners Bible Church, Pastor Jeff Worden officiating. Burial will take place in East Hickory Corners Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Hickory Corners Fire Club will be appreciated. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to view and sign Richard's online guest book.
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