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Charles "Chuck" DeWayne Barrick

Obituary for Charles "Chuck" DeWayne Barrick

March 10, 1946 - June 29, 2019
Greenwood, Indiana | Age 73

Obituary

Charles "Chuck" DeWayne Barrick

73, passed away peacefully in his home on June 29th, 2019. He was a long time resident of Greenwood. He was the son of Carl and Bessie (Gillon) Barrick, he was born on March 10, 1946 in Bloomington, Indiana. He graduated from George Washington High School in 1964.

He married his lifetime best friend, Susan Barrick on August 16, 1975 and have lived out 44 happily married years. She survives. Survivors include his two loving children, Tammy (Robin) Opp of Ohio and Steven C. (Shannon) Barrick of Greenwood; brother, Gary (Kathy) Barrick of Mooresville; and his sister, Yvonne Cathcart of Noblesville; grandchildren include; Andrew and Tina Opp of Illinois, Jessica Opp of Tennessee, and Keigan Cravens of Greenwood.
Chuck was a member of Teamsters local 135 since 1974. He started with ABF Freight in 1988 and retired with them in 2003. He was a man dedicated to his job and excelled in safety. He was also a Brother in the Bargersville Masonic Lodge #679 for years.

Retirement included time for coffee and crossword puzzles, spending time with his friends, whether it was morning breakfast with the guys or several visitors coming to see him in his garage. It was no surprise to see an extra vehicle or two in the drive. He was our neighborhood keeper and would keep watch over anyone's home that needed it.

He was a good man, a provider, a family man, and excelled at being a loving father and grandpa. He loved his daughter from the minute he laid eyes on her. He then had a son that gave him endless pleasure of playing multiple sports. There were lifelong friendships formed along the way. One of Chucks favorite past times was to listen to UINDY sports games as his son, Steven is their strength coach. They both made him proud with their achievements. In 2002 he met one of his best buddies, his grandson Keigan. Keigan soaked in all he taught him and begged for more. Chuck wasn't just his grandpa but his teacher, and loved spoiling Keigan to the fullest. When younger, he gave his grandson lawnmower rides until the sun went down and then a few more. Recently, he beamed with joy when he was able to see him graduate from UINDY in May 2019.

If I can toot my own horn I would say that Chuck and I, his daughter in law were family from the start. We fit together and his family embraced me from the beginning. It is the BARRICK way. He loved me unconditionally and was a tremendous role model for me and all who knew him. He gave me the greatest gift, a son that was just like him. Chuck stood up for what was right and he ALWAYS did the right thing. The world definitely needs more Charles Barricks in it! As much as I would like to say I was his partner in crime, I think that title would have to go to his brother Gary. Those two were concerning at times especially when they were quiet and plotting. I would have no fear as their sister, Yvonne would get them under control. It was all in good fun. Chuck loved his siblings and their extended families.

Lastly, he was our leader. A leader in life, in love, and our family tree. He always picked up the pieces and handled just about every situation. We are blessed that God picked us to be his family. I am blessed that when all of us are together it feels like he is still here.

A Celebration of Chuck's life will take place from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday July 6, 2019, at the Barn at Bay Horse Inn, 1468 W. Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood, IN 46143. http://barnatbayhorse.com/ . Online condolences may be sent to the Barrick family at www.wilsonstpierre.com . Please no flowers, what we need is love, memories, and support. We have options! Mark your calendars in the months ahead and mail a card to make Susan smile, write down a memory and bring to the Celebration, ask for a lunch date in the future. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Hope Marie's Fund at 4253 North State Road 135, Franklin, IN 46131. Donations can be made online at http://hopemariesfund.org/sponsor.html. Chuck would also have approved of the purchase of any lottery tickets. Feel free to purchase some in his honor. After all, our family did hit the lotto when we had him for as long as we did!

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