Ned E. Fear, 72, of Hartsville, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at his home. He was born in Decatur County on June 18, 1944, the son of Barrett W. and Leila (Ammerman) Fear.
Mr. Fear was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clifty in Columbus, the National Rifle Association, and a former member of the Modern Farmer's Club. He served on the Bartholomew County 4-H Council for many years and was a 4-H leader for 22 years. He loved spending time with his dogs.
Mr. Fear is survived by nieces and nephews, Donna Bentz of Waldron, David Fear and Pam Barkes of Columbus, Cheryl Mead of Elizabethtown, Mark Fear of Seymour, and Vicky Campfield of North Vernon; and several great-nieces and nephews.
Mr. Fear was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Paul Fear; and infant sister, MaryAnn Fear.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Section 58 at Garland Brook Cemetery, 501 N. Gladstone Avenue, Columbus, with Pastor Douglas Bauman officiating. In keeping with Mr. Fear's wishes, visitation is not planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clifty.
Arrangements were entrusted to Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home.
Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the family at barkesweaverglick.com.
Published on May 12, 2017