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In Memory of

William Ernest Barnes

October 8, 1930 - April 28, 2017

Obituary


William Ernest Barnes passed away on April 28, 2017 at the age of 86. Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife Wanda Faye Barnes, his brother Charles Barnes, and sisters Lula Madsen, Leona Reiser and Irma Burhans and his parents, Floyd and Pearl Barnes.



Mr. Barnes is survived by his children: Step-Daughter, Patricia Betancourt (Tony), Daughter, Renee Barnes and Son, Terry Barnes (Gaylen).



He also leaves behind 4 grandchildren: Michelle Betancourt-Rice (Andy), Corey Barnes (Vanessa), Cassie Ayala (Lorenzo) and Courtney Barnes. 2 Great Granddaughters: Erin Elisabeth Rice and Maddison Camacho, and...

William Ernest Barnes passed away on April 28, 2017 at the age of 86. Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife Wanda Faye Barnes, his brother Charles Barnes, and sisters Lula Madsen, Leona Reiser and Irma Burhans and his parents, Floyd and Pearl Barnes.



Mr. Barnes is survived by his children: Step-Daughter, Patricia Betancourt (Tony), Daughter, Renee Barnes and Son, Terry Barnes (Gaylen).



He also leaves behind 4 grandchildren: Michelle Betancourt-Rice (Andy), Corey Barnes (Vanessa), Cassie Ayala (Lorenzo) and Courtney Barnes. 2 Great Granddaughters: Erin Elisabeth Rice and Maddison Camacho, and 1 Great-Great Grandson, Royal Camacho.



Bill proudly served our Country in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean War, where he earned the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Awards. He was born in Sears Michigan, and resided in Chandler, Arizona. He was also an avid supporter and member of the Shriners and Purple Heart Association.



Bill was a devoted husband to the love of his life Wanda, a caring and thoughtful father to his children, loving grandpa to all of his grandchildren and faithful friend to all who knew him.



Services will be held at Valley of the Sun Mortuary in Chandler, Arizona on Friday, May 26th at 8:30 a.m. where he will once again join his beloved wife Wanda for eternity.