Osage County Deputy Dwight Barnard, 68, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at his home in Burbank.
Dwight was born February 18, 1943 in Ponca City, Oklahoma, the son of Jim and Katie (Stingley) Barnard. A veteran, he served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam Era. He was a member of the Masonic Lodges in Pawhuska and Fairfax, the Shriners and the Pawhuska Elks Lodge.
Dwight served in law enforcement for 40 years. Most of that time was with the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, where he retired in 2005. Shortly thereafter, he returned to the Sheriff’s Office as a part-time commissioned officer, where he remained until his death. Dwight also worked at the Fairfax Police Department from 1986 to 1991.
Dwight Barnard is survived by his wife, Marcella; her three children, Cliff Self, Derrick Self, and Kirby Yates; His sons, Greg and Jay Barnard; His mother, Katie Barnard; His sister, Lu Ann Christian and her husband, Dwight; His brother, Steve Barnard and his wife, Donna; His grandchildren, Bryce, Blake, Sarah Elizabeth, Kayla Marie, and Hunter Barnard; and a multitude of other family, co-workers, and friends. Dwight was preceded in death by his father.
Dwight was laid to rest Friday, September 23, 2011 in the Burbank Cemetery, Burbank, Oklahoma with honors performed by the Masonic Lodge and Osage County Law Enforcement. Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Pawhuska, Oklahoma with Rev. George Weston officiating.