Bobby Ray Barnes, 71, of Taylorsville, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at his residence.
Bobby Barnes was born July 16, 1949, in Alexander County, the son of Lorene Pennell Barnes of Taylorsville and the late Thomas Franklin Barnes.
He was a US Army veteran, who served during the Vietnam War, and was of the Lutheran faith. He had worked as a logger, poultry farmer, and sawyer. He loved his family, especially the grandchildren, and many others that he met along life’s way. He was a dedicated, hard worker and a very giving person.
Including his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Carol Rimer Barnes; brother, Robert Barnes; brother-in-law, Gene Chatham; and sister-in-law, Mardesa Barnes.
Including his mother, those left to cherish and honor his memory include his children, Chad Lee Barnes (Chuck) of Lenoir, Anthony Thomas Martin Barnes (Aislinn) of Taylorsville, Laura Barrier (Aaron) of Spruce Pine, and Paul Bryan Walker (Keely), of Concord; sister, Brenda Chatham; grandchildren, Annie Barnes, Sarah Barnes, Ashlynn Barnes, JoAnn Mullinix (Chip), Daniel Barrier (Hannah), Dylan Barrier (Amber), Jackson Wood, Paul Bryan II, Bethany Walker, Brianna Walker, Bryson Walker, Grayson Jewell, and Lacie Jewell; great-grandchildren, Carson, Caleb, Victoria, Jolie, Scout, Archer, and Blaise; nephew, Brian Barnes and his children Logan and Breanah Barnes; and a number of other nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery with full military honors accorded by Alexander County Veterans Honor Guard. Pastor Jonathan Foster will officiate.
Memorials may be made to: St. Paul Lutheran Church, PO Box 535, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the Bobby Ray Barnes Family.