BARTH, MEREDITH LYNN, 84 Ocala - Meredith Lynn Barth, 84, of Ocala passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at West Marion Community Hospital in Ocala. Meredith was born in Yokohama, Japan and moved to this area from New Castle PA in 1969. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church, where he served on the church board for almost 40 years, served as Royal Rangers Senior Commander, head usher and greeter. He was known as 'Huggie Bear.' He enjoyed traveling in his motor home. One of his favorite past times was spending time with his cat Mitzie. He spent most of his life in the transportation industry and owned several small businesses in the area. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jackie Barth; daughter, Chrissie (Monte) Wilson; son, Tim (Kimberly) Barth; sister, Ethlyn Richards; brother, Kenneth Barth; and grandchildren, Robert Sawyer III, Jerri Lynne Branan, Robby Gaskell, Andrew Wilson, Stephanie McDannold, Matthew Bowles, Chase Bowles; and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Gaskell. A funeral service was held on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at First Assembly of God Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Assembly of God Missions Department. Online condolences may be sent at www.hiers-baxley.com.
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