John 'Jack' Barrick
John F. "Jack" Barrick, 68, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012,
at 6:30 a.m. at his home.
(Below is a copy of
the obituary from the funeral home.)
Lincoln-John F. "Jack" Barrick, age 68, of Lincoln,
IL, died at his home at 6:30 a.m. on September 2,
Jack was born on March 4, 1944 in Lincoln, IL, the
son of Lewis A. "Zoo" and Mildred Feldman Barrick.
He was married to Linda Sparks on January 13, 1968
in Lincoln, IL., she survives.
Jack is also survived by 2 daughters, Laura (Mike)
Kavanaugh of Emden, IL and Christina (Marty)
Clementz of Elkhart, IL, 1 son, John (Heather)
Barrick of Lincoln, IL, 7 grandchildren, Sasha
(Cory) Bruns of Lincoln, IL, Carissa Talkington of
Bluffs, IL, Tanner Clementz of Elkhart, IL, Morgan
and Erin Barrick of Lincoln, IL, Joe (Tiffany)
Kavanaugh of Peoria, AZ, and Cathy (Derek) Hopp of
Lincoln, IL, 9 great grandchildren, Brenley and
Ashlan Bruns, Alivia Payne,
Coleton Hopp, Katie Aderman, Killian, Anya, Ainsley,
and Daken Kavanaugh, 1
great great grandchild, Hunter Aderman. Jack is also
survived by his step mother,
Docia Barrick, 1 brother, Ed Barrick, 2 step
sisters, Kathy (Mike) Watkins and
Donna Remlinger, 2 step brothers, Donald (Linda)
Daniels and William Daniels and several nieces and
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and
maternal and paternal grandparents.
Jack attended St. Mary's Grade School and graduated
from LCHS in 1962.
Jack worked on the family farm and at Barrick
Transfer Company until joining the United States
Marine Corps in 1966 and was in the Third Marine
Division. Jack served 12 months and 26 days in the
Republic of Vietnam and was promoted to Sergeant.
Jack purchased Barrick Transfer, a trucking business
and beer distributorship in 1978, which later became
Barrick Distributing, Inc. and retired in 2004.
Barrick Transfer at one time sponsored 21 bowling
teams, enough to establish their own bowling
Jack was an East-Lincoln Township Road Commissioner
for 4 years.
Jack was a member of Holy Family Church, Lincoln.
Jack was a lifetime member of Cronin Brothers
Veterans of Foreign Wars #1756 in Lincoln where he
as commander from 1970-1971, 1980-1981, and
1999-2011 and earned All-State Commander twice.
He also was a member of The Robert Graue Marine
Corps League, American Legion Post #263, AMVETS, 40
& 8, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, Associated Beer
Distributors of Illinois-Retired and Eagles Lodge
Jack roostered as a Lincoln Jaycee where he served
as a director and was awarded Lifetime Member #4.
He served as a director for the Greater Lincoln Area
Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the
Teamsters Local #916.
One of Jack's loves in life was racing sprint cars
from 1965 to 1975. Many
Lincolnites remember Jack's Black Deuce which had
the most wins in the history
of the sprint car sport.
He and Linda were sponsors of the Abe Lincoln Grand
Prix in downtown Lincoln and one of seven couples
who founded the Abe Lincoln Quarter Midget
Association. Jack served as president of Midwest
Racing Association and a car owner in the United
States Auto Club, Silver Crown Division.
Jack's funeral mass will be at 10:00 A.M. on
Saturday, September 8, 2012 at
Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln with Rev.
Simon Taabu officiating. Burial
will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lincoln. Full
military rites will be accorded by American Legion
Visitation will be from 4-7 P.M. on Friday
at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln,
with a prayer service at 3:00
P.M. and a VFW ritual memorial service at 3:30 P.M.
prior to visitation on Friday
at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's
Research Hospital, Midwest Affiliate or to Logan
County Animal Rescue.