Terry Barner  

Terry Barner

Rest In Peace...
Terry Barner
Born February 19, 1947 - Died July 24, 1964

The following was a feature article in the July 24, 1964 edition of the Idahonian.
Youth Dies From Results Of Fight

Terry L. Barner, a 17-year-old Moscow High School senior, died this morning at Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, from critical head injuries received as a result of a fight last Saturday at Liberty Lake, Wash.

Barner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Barner, had not regained consciousness after being struck by a 21-year-old Spokane man with a piece of 2 by 4 lumber near a dance hall.

Spokane Prosecution Attorney George Paine said today no decision will be made relative to any court action until an investigation is completed.

Paine called today for additional witnesses to the altercation. Witnesses will be re-interviewed for the next three or four days.

Three Moscow boys and two girls had accompanied Barner including Gary Berg, John Hall, Denny Music, Tammy Mallory and Lola Cosner.

The Moscow youths yesterday talked to the prosecuting attorney at Spokane.

The 21-year-old Spokane man has reported for a lie-detector test that he swung at Barner in self-defence after being attacked by about five youths, all reportedly from Moscow, after he had scuffled with one of them early in the evening.

At Moscow High School, Barner participated in football where he was a fullback. He was also a member of the M-Club.

Surviving, besides the parents, are two brothers, Tony and Toby, a sister, Tracy and two grandfathers, Leonard Alen Purser and Lester Barner of Walla Walla.

Funeral arrangements are pending. Shorts Chapel in charge.

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