David Barnes • January 19, 2023
David Oliver Barnes, 80, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2023 in Pensacola, Florida. He worked he as a Building Superintendent and Production Manager in the residential construction industry after retiring from the Navy, with whom he served in the Vietnam War. He was affiliated with Pine Forest Methodist Church as well as Men’s Barn Meetings. He belonged to many hunting clubs over the years. And he loved golfing.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lula Belle Hardy and Robert Burns Hardy; parents, Leahman and Evelyne Barnes; brothers, Ray M. Barnes and John R. Barnes; sisters, Patricia Alsup and Rebecca S. Livingston; his father & mother-in-law, John D. Smith and Lucille Smith.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Rebecca S. Barnes; daughters, Kandi Englehart (Andy) and April Johnson (Kenny); granddaughter, Hannah Syers (Greg); great-granddaughters, Adalynn Syers and Emily Syers; sister, Leahmanda Barnes (Marty); sister-in-law, Kathy Boutwell; brother-in-law, Rodney A. Boutwell; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family would like to send a special thanks to Ascension Sacred Heart medical staff- 7th floor, Bayou Tower, and 5th floor ICU as well as family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.
Visitation will be held Thursday, January 26th at Pensacola Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home starting at 10:00am; graveside service immediately to follow.
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