William “Bill” Stephen Barnes, 62, of Berlin Heights, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 20, 1951, in Elyria, son of the late Genevieve (Ranker) and William J. Barnes. He attended Midview High School, and served in the U.S. Navy. He was married on July 7, 1996, and retired from GM in Sandusky.
He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Sandra (Burns-Jones) Barnes, of Berlin Heights; sons, Jeffrey (Heather) Barnes, of Elyria, and Jason (Roxanna) Barnes, of Norwalk; daughter, Carrie (Pipa Sabin) Charlton, of Elyria; stepdaughter, Stacy (Josh) Johnson, of Berlin Heights; sister, Rosemary (Bob) Beiter, of Huron; brothers, Michael (Connie) Barnes, of Fremont, and David Barnes, of Alabama; six grandsons, Steven, Tyler, David, Luke, Jesse and Jayden; and five granddaughters, Genevieve, Natalie, Hannah, Taylor and Emily.
A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk. A reception will follow at the home of his son, Jason Barnes. Private interment will take place at Milan Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the family.
Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.