Richard Max Barger
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Richard Max Barger
  • July 26, 1933 - September 26, 2017
  • Bloomington, Indiana

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Richard Max Barger, 84, of Bloomington died peacefully on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in his home. He was born July 26, 1933 in Bloomington to James and Dora Barger, the youngest of 10 children. He was retired from RCA.

Survivors include two children, Vickey (Gary) Smith of Bloomington and Deano Barger of Solsberry; two sisters, Patricia (Harold) Fabriz and Virginia Johnson; 7 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Phyllis Ann Fowler Barger; two sons, James "Wally" Waldrip and Clifton Barger; a daughter, Britten Benjamin; a grandson, Travis Waldrip; two great granddaughters, Kyla Shahan and Jesse Jane Bridgewater; and several siblings.

Richard was a 1951 graduate of University High School; he was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War, serving on the USS Philippine Sea, CVA-47; and enjoyed woodworking, camping and fishing. On April 1, 2017 Richard was able to participate in the Indy Honor Flight.

Funeral Services are scheduled for Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM in Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., burial will follow in Garrison Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday Evening from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.