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Jerry L. "Barney" Barnes, 75, Burlington, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at his home. He was born Dec. 30, 1942, in Carroll County, the son of the late Elmer L. and Lola Vivian (Barnes) Barnes.
Jerry was a 1961 graduate of Burlington High School. He had worked for Harvey & Son Construction, and Tenbrook Sales. Jerry was a member of Faith Church of Christ. He also served with the Burlington Fire Department, coached little league, softball, and umpired. Jerry enjoyed carpentry work, collecting antique tractors, hunting, and fishing.
We would like for him to be remember like this.....
He was a wonderful, funny, loving and humble man, who loved his family above all else. He was proud of his kids, grandkids and great grandkids and he loved us with all his heart and we knew it.
He taught us to be strong, to stand up for ourselves, to be competitive, yet how to lose with dignity and grace. He taught us how to work hard for the things we wanted and that HE would work hard for the things WE needed. To be honest and have integrity in all things.
Jerry is survived by his children, Tammy Jo Barnes (Scott) McCain, Camden, Gregory Dean (Michelle) Barnes, Flora, Douglas Marshall (Amanda) Barnes, Oregon, and Glen David (Jessica) Rodgers, Westfield; grandchildren, Evan McCain, Mason McCain, Josh Barnes, Kinsey Barnes, Blake Barnes, Brooke (Barnes) Cruickshank, Brant Barnes, Nolan, Hayden, Carter, Avery, Corinne, Joselyn Rodgers; great-grandchildren, Sophia McCain, Raquel, and Bodhi Barnes; sisters, Patricia DeVore, Logansport, and Wilma Jean Zell, Peru; he was married to Janet (Bennington) Gilman, who survives; and later married Linda Barnes Brookshire, who also survives.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert L. Barnes and Donald W. Barnes; and his granddaughter, Paige Barnes.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, Neptune Chapel, 44 Michigan St., Burlington, with Steve Cole officiating. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Friends may visit with the family from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be given in memory of Jerry's granddaughter, Paige Barnes, to Angel Fund, c/o Indiana Donor Network Foundation, 3760 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.
Published on January 11, 2018
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