Jesse Barnes, 81, died Friday, July 15, 2005, at Capital Health System Mercer campus in Trenton, N.J.
Born in Johnston County, he attended the Priceton Schools and served in the United States Army for 21 years before being honorably discharged on Nov. 1, 1961. During his military career Platoon Sgt. Barnes served at various Army posts in the United States, Korea, Europe and Japan. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal with Bronze Clasp and Three Loops, the Word War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Badge, United States Service Medal, and the Driver and Mechanic Badge.
Mr. Barnes was a former resident of Mount Holly, N.J., and later moved to Trenton where had resided for 30 years. He served as a senior corrections officer for the New Jersey State Prison, retiring after 23 years of service in 1990. He was a member of the Elks Club of Mount Holly.
Predeceased by his parents, Jessie Holt and Lillie Barnes Joyner, and his stepfather, Caleb Joyner, he is survived by his wife, Violet Barnes of Trenton; a son, Jesse Barnes III (Barbara) of Lumberton; two stepsons, Jerry Richardson (Doris) of Massachusetts and Lamont Richardson (Antennett) of Trenton; two sisters, Frances Scarboro of Princeton and Dorothy Mae Hinnant of Newark, N.J.; two brothers, Ralph Joyner of Princeton and James Barnes of Lawton Okla; and 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Service in Trenton. Interment was in the Brig. Gen William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Published in Obituaries on July 24, 2005 2:01 AM