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.

  1. Lisa Spriggs Hancock says:

    What a kind, wonderful man. He will be missed by so many because he was loved by all.

  2. Rita K. Hord says:

    We are truly saddened by the passing of our dear friend, however, we know he is now healed and at peace. Our sincere sympathy to the loving family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. Debrah Dickey says:

    I am so sorry, my condolences to Becky and family. You are all in my prayers.

  4. Jennifer Mieirs says:

    Rest in peace Uncle David. Hug Dad for me. I love you.

  5. Suzan says:

    Uncle DeDe will be missed. He will be remembered in my heart for his kindness and love for his family. I will also remember his smile and his love for sharing his hunting adventures.

    All my love to Aunt Becky, Kandi, and April. You were his world.

  6. Angela Wise says:

    Mr David will be greatly missed. Prayers to the family.

  7. Dianne King says:

    I worked with David and he truly was a great person and was
    very well thought of in the building industry. My prayers for Becky and his girls, but heaven is
    getting sweeter by the day🙏

  8. Jill Jankowiak says:

    I cannot tell you how sad David’s passing makes me. He was the one to give me away when I married. It was the closest thing to my father giving me away. My heart goes out to you and I pray that knowing so many people loved your husband and father eases your pain a bit. Becky, Kandi and April, I love you all so much and you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Robin Mickelsen (Rentz) says:

    I have good memories of Mr David from childhood. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

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