Cover photo for Richard Barnes's Obituary
Richard Barnes Profile Photo
1950 Richard 2021

Richard Barnes

March 20, 1950 — November 30, 2021

RALEGH – Richard Franklin Barnes, Jr., 71, died November 30, 2021.

Funeral, Friday, 2:00 PM, Wilson Memorial Service, Wilson, conducted by Rev. Dr. Robert A. Wortham. The family will be at the funeral home an hour in advance of the service.

Surviving is his wife, Anna Lassiter Barnes; sons, Bryan Barnes and Stephen Barnes, both of the home; brother, Thomas Barnes (Ruby) of Wilson.

He graduated from Fike High School, Wilson, and UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in history and political science. His work history included Great American Insurance Company, Ohio Casualty Group and then the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. In his free time, he loved researching history for a book he was writing and researching his family’s genealogy. When there was spare time, he enjoyed reading, baseball history, and movies. His favorites were the older ones.

He was a son of the late Richard and Brockett Wilkins Barnes of Wilson County.

The family suggests memorials to the NC Baseball Museum, 300 Stadium St., Wilson, NC 27893.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Richard

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Wilson Memorial Service

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Richard Barnes, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, December 3, 2021

1:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral

Friday, December 3, 2021

Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 20

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree