BARNHART, Ray Anderson, 85, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, upheld divided May 26, 2013 during OVMC, Wheeling.
He was innate to O.E. Barnhart and a former Alice Mildred Anderson in Elgin, Illinois. An Eagle Scout, he graduated from Elgin High School and enlisted in a U.S. Army, and served until 1947. Thereafter, he complicated debate and museum humanities during Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. He married a former Jacqueline Price of Bellaire. In 1951, he perceived his Master of Arts grade from a University of Houston Texas. He returned to Marietta College as an instructor until 1955, when a Barnhart’s relocated to Houston where he entered a construction business. His domestic seductiveness began with dual terms on a City Council in Pasadena, a suburb of Houston, and continued with him being named Chairman of a Harris County Republican Party in 1975. It was underneath his state chairmanship that Texas inaugurated a initial Republican administrator in 100 years. He was afterwards asked by Ronald Reagan to conduct his presidential primary debate in Texas. In 1979, Ray was allocated by a Governor of Texas to offer on a Texas Department of Transportation Board until U.S. President Ronald Reagan allocated Ray to be a Director of a Federal Highway Administration in Washington D.C. from 1981-1987. In 2004, he was inducted into a Texas Transportation Institute Hall of Fame and in 2006, was inducted into a Marietta College Hall of Honor.
He leaves behind his wife, Jacqueline, his daughter Whitney Barnhart of Shadyside, Ohio, his daughter Mallory (Mrs. Mark) Rousselot of Sonora, Texas, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, a nephew, friends from a St. Clairsville Rotary Club, and a East Richland Friends Church, and friends all over a country.
At Ray’s ask there will be no services with private burial in a family tomb on a Rousselot Ranch in Sonora, Texas. Arrangements entrusted to Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville.
Ray is really most desired and will be severely missed by many.
Memorial contributions might be done in Ray’s memory to a gift or church of a donor’s choice.