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March 1, 1939-Aug. 9, 2018

Ollie Ray Barnes, 79, Goldsboro, went to be with the Lord Aug. 9, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home and Crematory. Interment will follow at Wayne Memorial Park in Dudley with full military honors.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Barnes was born in Fremont, N.C., March 1, 1939, to the late Oscar and Dollie Sykes Barnes.

He graduated from Fremont School.

He married the love of his life, Shirley, in 1958, and they traveled the world together. Our family was forever blessed by our parents.

Mr. Barnes had many different interests, but loved working with his hands. He built two wonderful homes for his family, where so many wonderful memories were made.

He was a proud to serve his country in the first Gulf war.

In semi-retirement, he and Shirley opened their own pool and spa business until he finally decided to retire full time after a full and eventful life. But even in retirement, he always found something to keep him busy.

He loved the University of North Carolina basketball, but was most happy working in his beautiful yard.

Mr. Barnes is survived by his son, Brad Barnes and wife, Angie; daughter, Tammy Barnes Trail and husband, Mike; grandchildren, Matthew Trail and wife, Vikki, and Kristin Grinstead and husband, Kyle; and a special niece, Dale Robinson.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Barnes was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Turner Barnes, and his siblings, Ruth, Effie, Lassiter, Leonard and Jack.

The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home and Crematory in Goldsboro.


Published in Obituaries on August 12, 2018 3:05 AM