Philip K. Barkhurst

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 2/24/2015 13:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 2/24/2015 15:00:00

Philip K. “Poppy” Barkhurst, age 79, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Mercy Willard Hospital. He was born on June 20, 1935 in Morgan County, Ohio to the late Dewitt and Charlotte (Miller) Barkhurst. Mr. Barkhurst was a 1953 graduate of M and M High School and was the owner of the Dairy Whip Restaurant in Malta, Ohio for 28 years. He had served in the Ohio National Guard, was a former mayor of Malta, Ohio serving thirteen years, a volunteer fireman and a Free Mason. He loved to go hunting and golfing.
He is survived by his wife, Joan K. (Kimble) Barkhurst; a daughter, Teresa Long of Gurnee, IL; a son, Philip Barkhurst of Columbus; three step-children, Tim LePontois of Granville, OH; Alison LePontois of North Fairfield; and Renee (Scott) Wallace of Shelby; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Judy Kirkbride of McConnelsville, OH; and Kathy (Bob) Wilson of Groveport, OH; two brothers, Jack Barkhurst of Delaware, OH; and Paul (Dottie) Barkhurst of Malta, OH.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers, Steve and Dick Barkhurst.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM where the funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM with Pastor Luigi Perez officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in the Greenwood Cemetery in Willard. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Grace United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be made at


Andy & Cindy Thornton - Feb 25, 2015

Joanie and family,
We are very sorry about your loss and please know that you are in our prayers.

Virginia Johnson - Feb 25, 2015

Joanie I am so sorry for your loss.Phil was the best boss I ever had.Love you Virginia Johnson (Sug)

Julia Barkhurst Fountain - Feb 24, 2015

Joan and family, we are sorry to hear about Phil’s passing. I will remember him as being hard working, quick witted, funny and a real nice guy. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Raigene Racer Thibaut - Feb 24, 2015

There’s nothing better than coming home to Malta and grabbing a bite to eat at the Dari Whip. Thanks for making a home for memories Poppy. Rest in peace.

Julie Bashore - Feb 23, 2015

Joanie and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days to come. He is now healed and with the Lord.God Bless.

Cathy Schaffer - Feb 23, 2015

Alison and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow, not only today but all the days ahead.

John "Ed" Raile - Feb 23, 2015

Our deepest condolences from the Raile family
Ed & Peg Raile

Penny Mastron Howell - Feb 23, 2015

Joanie, Alison, Tim and Renee and all the family sor very sorry to hear of Phil passing. I didnt know you were in Willard or I would have come to see you when I was home.Thoughts and prayers to you during thid difficult time. . Good memories will get you through the future. Love to you all it has been to long

Julie Davis - Feb 23, 2015

Joanie and family so sorry to hear of Phil’s passing I always enjoyed his friendly smile and I will be thinking of all of you in your time of sorrow. God Bless You, Julie Davis

Carol Hook - Feb 23, 2015

Joanie and family…my thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember Phil as a friendly man who seemed larger than life May your memories of him and the stories people relate about him comfort you in the coming days.

Pam Jones baker - Feb 23, 2015

So sorry to hear about Phil, he hired me at the dairy queen, I had 3 days to make a proper ice cream cone! I will never forget him, he was one of a kind, he would help anyone. Thoughts and prayers with you and the family through this difficult time.

Johanna Beebe - Feb 22, 2015

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your
family. Phil was loved and may you keep the
good memories close to your heart.

Kirk Kennard - Feb 22, 2015

Joanie & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. He provided me with a lot of support after I lost my Dad for which I am truly greatful. My best memories include hanging out around the house and Dari Whip and Phil hollering his signature line “Hey Bud” every time he saw us. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Rufus and Patty Silvus - Feb 21, 2015

Joanie we are so sorry, but as we said via phone today Phil is no longer in pain. We serve an awesome God and we know Phil is safe in God’s arms. We love you both and we have wonderful memories to cherish forever.
Love, prayers and hugs to you and your family.
God Bless

Renee & John Harris - Feb 21, 2015

So sorry to hear this Joanie, Phil was such a kind man, always a friendly smile and kind words, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.