LINCOLN ‚Ä" John F. ‚ÄúJack‚ÄĚ Barrick, 68, Lincoln, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 2, 2012) at his home.
Jack‚Äôs funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Lincoln, with the Rev. Simon Taabu officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary‚Äôs Cemetery, Lincoln, with full military rites accorded by Lincoln American Legion Post 263. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, with a prayer service at 3 p.m. and a VFW ritual memorial service at 3:30 p.m. prior to visitation Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude‚Äôs Children‚Äôs Research Hospital, Midwest Affiliate or to Logan County Animal Rescue.
Jack was born on March 4, 1944, in Lincoln, the son of Lewis A. ‚ÄúZoo‚ÄĚ and Mildred Feldman Barrick. He was married to Linda Sparks on Jan. 13, 1968, in Lincoln; she survives.
Jack is also survived by two daughters, Laura (Mike) Kavanaugh, Emden; and Christina (Marty) Clementz, Elkhart; one son, John (Heather) Barrick, Lincoln; seven grandchildren, Sasha (Cory) Bruns, Lincoln; Carissa Talkington, Bluffs; Tanner Clementz, Elkhart; Morgan and Erin Barrick, Lincoln; Joe (Tiffany) Kavanaugh, Peoria, Ariz.; and Cathy (Derek) Hopp, Lincoln; nine great-grandchildren, Brenley and Ashlan Bruns, Alivia Payne, Coleton Hopp, Katie Aderman, Killian, Anya, Ainsley and Daken Kavanaugh; and one great-great-grandchild, Hunter Aderman. Jack is also survived by his stepmother, Docia Barrick; one brother, Ed Barrick; two stepsisters, Kathy (Mike) Watkins and Donna Remlinger; two stepbrothers, Donald (Linda) Daniels and William Daniels; and several nieces and nephews. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and maternal and paternal grandparents.
Jack attended St. Mary‚Äôs Grade School and graduated from LCHS in 1962. Jack worked on the family farm and at Barrick Transfer Co. until joining the U.S. Marine Corps in 1966 and was in the Third Marine Division. Jack served 12 months and 26 days in the Republic of Vietnam and was promoted to sergeant. Jack purchased Barrick Transfer, a trucking business and beer distributorship in 1978, which later became Barrick Distributing, Inc. and retired in 2004. Barrick Transfer at one time sponsored 21 bowling teams, enough to establish their own bowling tournament. Jack was an East-Lincoln Township Road Commissioner for four years.
Jack was a member of Holy Family Church, Lincoln. Jack was a lifetime member of Cronin Brothers Veterans of Foreign Wars 1756 in Lincoln, where he served as commander from 1970 to 1971, 1980 to 1981, and 1999 to 2011 and earned All-State Commander twice. He also was a member of The Robert Graue Marine Corps League, American Legion Post 263, AMVETS, 40 & 8, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois-Retired and Eagles Lodge 2708 of Lincoln. Jack roostered as a Lincoln Jaycee where he served as a director and was awarded Lifetime Member 4. He served as a director for the Greater Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Teamsters Local 916.
One of Jack‚Äôs loves in life was racing sprint cars from 1965 to 1975. Many Lincolnites remember Jack‚Äôs Black Deuce which had the most wins in the history of the sprint car sport. He and Linda were sponsors of the Abe Lincoln Grand Prix in downtown Lincoln and one of seven couples who founded the Abe Lincoln Quarter Midget Association. Jack served as president of Midwest Racing Association and was a car owner in the United States Auto Club, Silver Crown Division.