Robert Demas Barnes, resident of Lakeside and formerly of Columbus, passed away on August 16 at Otterbein Nursing Home. Robert was born on June 28, 1925 to Mildred and Carl Barnes.
Robert was a Navy Veteran of World War II and was an Aviation Ordnance Turret Mechanic who was stationed in Pensicola, FL, before being deployed to the Pacific. He was an avid fisherman and boater and a loyal Ohio State University football fan.
Robert is survived by his children Susan (Dale) Henry of West Jefferson; Thomas (Robin) Barnes of Lakeside; and Betsy (Tom) Moore of Lancaster; his brother Richard (Nancy) Barnes of Huron; his grandchildren Andy (Lori) Brown of Colorado Springs, CO; Jason (Chrissy) Brown of Waynesville; Katie (Scott) Maietta of Westerville, Megan (Kaleb) Weaver of Carmel, IN; Jeff (Heather) Brown of West Jefferson; Maggie Gilbert of Port Clinton; and his great grandchildren Alexandra, Sydney, and Reese Brown, Emma, Becca and Abby Brown, and Brynley Maietta.
Robert is proceeded in death by his wife of 55 years, Margaret, his parents, Mildred and Carl, and his brother, Carl Jr.
Donations in Robert’s memory can be given to Stein Hospice.