Robert Barnes Jr.

Robert Orville Barnes, Jr., 69, of Arab died Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at his residence.

Mr. Barnes was born June 12, 1951, in Panama City, Fla., to Robert Orville Barnes, Sr., and Wanda Bagley Barnes. He was married to the former Ellen Thompson.

He was a 1970 graduate of Arab High School. Shortly after graduation he began his 40-year military career serving with honor and courage in the United States Navy and United States Army. He receivied the Army Meritorious Service Medal along with many other decorations, service medals and badges before his retirement.

He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Guntersville.

He is survived by his wife: Ellen Barnes of Arab; son: Robbie Barnes of Arab; and mother: Wanda Barnes of Montgomery.

The funeral was at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at Gober Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Aaron D. Raulerson officiating. Burial was in Brookwood Cemetery with Gober Funeral Chapel directing.

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