Mr. Barnes was born Jan. 24, 1940, in Macon, and had lived in Jones County for the past eight years. He was the son of the late Wilbur Ormand Barnes and Margaret Gunter Barnes. Mr. Barnes was the elder of New Salem Baptist Church and was retired from Robins Air Force Base as an electronics technician, as well as serving as a sheriff’s deputy for the Jones County Sheriff’s Office.
Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kaye Quinn Barnes; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary Allen and Sherry Barnes, Keith Lamar and Tracy Barnes and Gregory Lee and Kathy Barnes; daughters and sons-in-law, Lydia Ruth and Robbie Sanabria and Rebekah Ann and Billy Mitchell; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jackie and Frankie Kitchens and Ann and David Mullis; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Barbara Barnes; and by eight grandchildren.
The family may be contacted at the residence at 218 Southern Walk Circle in Gray.
Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray had charge of arrangements. Please visit the online memorial at www.bridgesfh.com.