Harold Barnes

Born: Mon., Feb. 26, 1940
Died: Sun., Nov. 10, 2019


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  Harold E. Barnes, 79, of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Heritage House.

  He was born February 26, 1940, in Maxwell, IN. to Edward R. Barnes and Luella (Martin) Barnes.

  On August 7, 1960, he married Kay (Hadley) and she survives.

  Harold is also survived by his children, Robert ‘Bob’ Barnes, DVM, of New Palestine; Beverly Korobkin (Michael) of Indianapolis; Brenda Barnes (Brian Rietel) of Mooresville; Brian Barnes (Jessica) of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Mellissa, Lauren, Colin, Mallory, Haylee and Dylan; sisters, Janet Bozzelli (Bill Gutzwiller) and Marlene Fritz.

  He was preceded in death by his parents.

  Harold graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1958.

  Harold was a member of Westport Masonic Lodge, and the United States Trotting Association.  He was a 2016 inductee of the Indiana Horse Racing Association Hall of Fame, and a 2019 inductee of the Indiana Standardbred Hall of Fame.  He had a love for anything to do with horses.

   His greatest joy came from spending time with his kids, grandkids, and loving wife of 59 years.

  Memorial contributions honoring Harold, may be made to the Harness Horse Youth Foundation at www.hhyf.org.

  Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve Barnes’ family.

  Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.murphyparks.com

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Valerie Wells & Mark Reisert
   Posted Tue November 12, 2019
Very sorry to hear. All our condolences and heartfelt prayers Kay, Brian and the whole Barnes family.

John Boring
   Posted Wed November 13, 2019
So sorry to hear about Harold. Our families go way back in harness racing and always proud of our friendship through the years. Harold was a competitor, but always willing to share his wealth of knowledge with others. Our prayers are with the family!

Dee & Ken Webster
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
So sorry to hear about Harold. Have many memories of watching races and visiting the barns in Shelbyville.

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