Albert D. “Dick” Barth, 85, of Highland, died Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital West in Chesterfield, MO.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 27, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland with the Rev. Todd Bean officiating. Interment was held on Wednesday, April 28, in Payne Cemetery in Keyesport. Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland assisted the family.
Mr. Barth was born Feb. 21, 1936, in Tamalco Township in Bond County, the son of Albert and Grace (Dickson) Barth. He married Joyce A. Zimmerman at the Christian Church in Tamalco, and she survives.
Growing up on the family farm, he graduated from Greenville High School in 1953. After graduation, he farmed with his dad. In May 1957, he joined the U.S. Army Reserves. He started at McDonnell-Douglas in 1959, and retired in September 1996, after 37 years.
He enjoyed many years of vacationing at his summer home near Silver Cliff, WI. He enjoyed refinishing oak furniture, fishing, and cracking walnuts and pecans. He also enjoyed Cardinals baseball and followed the St. Louis Blues.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Richard A. (Linda) Barth and Warren J. Barth, all of Highland; his sister, Betty Enloe of Tamalco, Marilyn Barth and Maureen Frueh, both of Greenville; brothers, Lee Roy (Mary) Barth of Keyesport and Louis “Butch” (Carol) Barth of Greenville; sisters-in-law, Shirley Barth of Sorento, Kristi Zimmerman of Arizona and Marilyn Burge of Elgin; brothers-in-law, James Emmerson of Plainfield and James (Kathy) Zimmerman of Downers Grove; and his pet cat, Pumpkin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Carl “Shorty” Barth; sister, Carolyn Spredling; brothers-in-law, Harry Dale Enloe, George E. Zimmerman and Richard Burge; sister-in-law, Lois Emmerson; and his pet cat, Miss Kitty, from 1994 to 2010.
Memorials may be made to the Highland Optimist Scholarship Fund, the Evengelical “Love” Fund or Payne Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.spengel-boulanger.com.