Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

William H. “Bill” Barndollar

William H. “Bill” Barndollar, age 80, of Shelby, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Bill was born June 7, 1937 in Clearfield, KY, the son of the late William Arthur and Martha (Stewart) Barndollar. He was a 1955 graduate of Morehead High School. Bill worked for several years at AMF in Shelby prior to a 30-year career at the “Tuby” in Shelby working in the Cost Department. He retired from there, Copperweld/Ohio Steel Tube, in 1999.

Bill was a people person. He and his wife, Geretha, met many people and made many friends throughout their marriage. He enjoyed sending cards and making people laugh. Many years ago, Bill was active with the Black Fork Players. He always enjoyed capturing moments on camera by taking many photos and kept scrapbooks of his works. A generous man, Bill was a faithful blood donor giving over 22 gallons throughout his life. He also volunteered at the Salvation Army in Mansfield. Bill was a very active member of Ontario First Church of God where he always helped with any tasks needing completion.

Bill and his wife, Geretha C. (Todd) Barndollar, just recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. They were married on March 16, 1958 and she survives him. Also surviving are 2 daughters: Juan (Dan) Barndollar-Stuckman of Mansfield and Natalie (Steve) Jenkins of Ashland; 5 grandchildren: Todd Yarger, Tyeler (Tina) Yarger, Turner (Kayla) Yarger, Taylor (Kyle Bache) Jenkins, and Ryan William Jenkins; 3 great grandchildren: Kinsley, Brinley, and Kenna; a step-grandson: Ryan (Deana) Stuckman; 3 step-great grandchildren: Kayli, Jade, and Jace; 2 sisters: Alice Martin of Xenia, OH and Loretta Gevedon of Morehead, KY; a sister-in-law: Glansy Williams of Beckley, WV; a close family friend: Jim Parsons; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Barndollar and Robert Barndollar.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, April 2, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-7:30 pm at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will immediately follow the visitation at 7:30 pm. Services will be officiated by Rev. Larry Collins and Rev. Walter Keib. Additional visitation will be on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 5-7 pm at the Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY. Graveside services will be on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10:30 am at Stewart Family Cemetery, Clearfield, KY, with Pastor Ben Furman officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, or Ontario First Church of God.

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  1. Lisa King Cooper says:

    Geretha, Juan & Natalie,
    I was so sad to hear of Bill’s (your dad’s) passing. I’m so glad I got to see him when I was home. I have such great memories of him that I will always carry with me. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.

  2. Sally & Joe Parr says:

    To the entire family of William Barndollar: You have our deepest sympathy upon the passing of him. He was such a kind and caring man. Also musically talented, for sure. He was a true Angel on Earth and I feel blessed to have known him. May God grant all of you additional peace and strength during this difficult time.

    Joe and Sally Parr

  3. Gernett says:

    I will always remember Bill and Geretha putting on their shows at our Todd family gatherings. Always entertaining everyone. He is going to be greatly missed.

  4. Kathy Milliron says:

    I will never forget all the birthday parties at the Tuby that Bill so generously became the main character for our antics. He was truly one of the most caring and giving persons that I have ever known! I know he will be missed by so many. I will pray for God’s loving arms to embrace you and your family and give you strength. Hugs and prayers! Kathy

  5. Connie Hoyle says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was a very special person and his light will always shine bright. May God Bless your family .
    Love , Connie Hoyle

  6. Jim & Willa King says:

    Geretha, Juan & Natalie you have our deepest sympathy. Our hearts are sad for you, and for us, because he will certainly be missed. We loved him.

  7. Susan Metzger says:

    Natalie and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss, you and your family have my deepest condolences. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Leslie Slone Coscia says:

    Juan, Geretha, and Natalie- so sorry to hear about your dad passing! I know heaven is celebrating as he sees his Savior face to face! Sending prayers and love for you all!

  9. Sean Hazelton Sandra kinnan says:

    So sorry of his passing. His cards were very appreciative he was a special person putting decorations at church. Taking pictures of the youth. He will be missed. Prayers to the family. He always shook everyone’s hand on Sunday morning.

  10. Kevin Walton says:

    What a wonderful man. Always was glad to see him come into our shop. Keeping your family in our prayers. With our deepest sympathy from Kevin’s Car Care.

  11. Mel and Diana Hershey says:

    Geretha, Juan, Natalie and family
    We were saddened to hear of Bills death. You have our sympathy and prayers at this time of grief. Bill will be greatly missed.

  12. Tom Hadley says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss Geretha. You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless

  13. Jean Battson says:

    So, sorry for your loss he truly was a wonderful person . Geretha I know you are going to miss him every minute of everyday, I could see when being around you two, just how much you loved each other. You and your great family are in my prayers. Love you very much. God Bless.

  14. Bonnie Hammond says:

    So sorry to hear of Bill”s passing. He was a good friend of my mother who worked with him at AMF and was always sending her cards and funny sayings. She passed 2015 and i met him and his wife at her funeral. Rosella Mottayaw was her name.I know he will be missed and all my sympathy goes out to all of his family. God Bless you all.

  15. Rachel-Buybacks says:

    Bill was one of our favorite customers. He always had a smile on his face and a spring in his step. I am very sorry for your loss. We will miss him.

  16. Louie Stewart says:

    Cousin Billy captured perfectly his mother’s smile and the twinkle and potential mischief of her eyes. I always new that things would be happier and more joyful in his presence. The world will be a little dimmer with his passing. I have so many wonderful memories of him.

  17. Dale Jenney says:

    Geretha, Natalie, Juan, and families-Please know we are thinking of you and you are in our prayers.

  18. Dennis and Deb Baum says:

    Geretha, Juan, Natalie and families,
    Our hearts go out to you at this time. Bill was a blessing to us and we want you to know we are thinking of you.

  19. Dave and Patty Woodward says:

    We are praying for you. Bill and Geretha have always been such an encouragement for our

  20. Christy says:

    I met Mr. Barndollar a couple years ago over his cane at my work. He had the Indians all over it. I even got to take a picture of it. Then they came into where I work now. He was always such a funny guy. I am so sorry for your loss.

  21. Marlene Steele Adkins says:

    Juan, I just learned of your dad’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are being said for peace for you and your family.

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  23. hobart prince says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of the passing of Mr. Barndollar, I spoke with him at one of my parents funeral, I believe it was Williams Finefrock Funeral Home he was working. He spoke with me saying his daughter Natalie, whom we worked with sent her condolences. He was a very kind hearted man. God bless and prayers to the family. Mr. Hobart Prince, brother Leo Prince

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