Barney L. Sanchez

Died: November 25, 2019
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Barney Lancon Sanchez, of Lima, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio. He was born in Elgin, Texas to Antonio and Gladys Sanchez.

Barney’s life was filled with service to his country, community, his family and friends. He retired after 20 years of service to his country from the United States Air Force where he served as an Air Marshal. He was a Vietnam veteran. After the military, he proudly continued his service by becoming a deputy for the Allen County Sheriff’s department. He also worked for General Dynamics for several years. He believed the spirit of service is the heart of humanity. He will be remembered for his caring presence, a warm sense of humor, and his deep love for his family.

He is survived by his daughters, Carla (Christopher) Caruthers, Debi (Jerry) Nickles; his sister, Maria (Charles) Griffith and brother, Jesse Sanchez. He will be missed by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews, and long time, dear friends, Mary Kotsaris and Irene Smith.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Anthony; his sister and three brothers, Virginia, Jose, Charles, and Rudy.

Visitation is planned for 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 7 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, followed by an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian burial at St. John’s Catholic Church, Lima. Military funeral honors and the committal service will be held at Gethsemani Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Barney’s wishes were for any contributions to be made to the Children’s Hospital of Columbus or Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

St. Johns Catholic Church


777 South Main Street, Lima, OH, 45804

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Died: November 25, 2019

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Darrell Huber posted on 12/3/19

It is with a heavy heart that we meet so I will say we will meet once again in heaven. Prayers to your family. It's an Honor to stand your flag line Honoring your service. Ohio PGR member


Doug Prowant posted on 12/3/19

A great guy. Fair and honest. I Have nothing but respect for this man. Rest In Peace


Larry Garlock posted on 12/2/19

Cathy and I would like to express our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Sanchez family. We both knew Barney when we all worked at the Allen County Sheriff’s Office. He was a special man and we will remember him in our prayers.


Tom Sheila McNamara posted on 11/30/19

Debi and all of the Sanchez family, we are so sorry to learn of Barney's passing. I met him through the sheriff's dept. and can honestly say he was always very delightful to partner up with. He was one of many of the senior deputies who taught me about police work but more importantly how to deal with people and how important compassion and common sense to the job. I remember he always had such an easy smile and was always good for a funny story or twenty. We are praying for Barney and your family as you go through this difficult time.