Joseph W. Barney

Joseph Ward Barney, 83, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017.

Mr. Barney was drafted into the United States Army in 1957. He worked as a service writer for C&P Machine for more than 20 years and was a member of the South West Conservation Club.

He was born in Fort Wayne to Lewis Joseph and Marie Kraner Barney. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Phyllis L. Barney, on May 18, 2013.

Survivors include a son, Jeff (Molly) Barney, of Roanoke; a daughter, Jo Lynn “Buff” (Charles) Melton, of Fort Wayne; a brother, Lowell (Pat) Barney, of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren, Jeffery Barney, Bradley (Jaclyn) Gerow, Samantha Sorg, Joseph Melton, Phillip Melton, Charlie (Dani) Melton, Jonathan Melton and Lynnsey (Kierston) Phillips; and four great-grandchildren.

A service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at 1 p.m., with calling two hours prior to the service, at Covington Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Rd., Fort Wayne. Chaplain Peter Janzen will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be at Covington Memorial Gardens.

Memorial gifts may be made to Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control or Allen County Cancer Services.