Chester W. Barnes, 86
Chester W. Barnes, 86, of Alamogordo, passed away Nov. 3, 2013, at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center.
He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Barnes (nee Richman), and brother Roger Barnes, of Anderson, Ind.
He leaves behind sister Carol Carr, Columbia, Tenn.; brother Malcolm and his wife, Linda Barnes, of Alexandria, Ind.; sister-in-law Marjorie Barnes, of Anderson; son Mark and his wife, Susan Barnes, of Baton Rouge, La.; daughter Anne and her husband, Bob Dollinger, of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; and son Dann and his wife, Ann Barnes, of Alamogordo; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Chester was born in Moonsville, Ind. He graduated from Anderson High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Decorations include the Good Conduct, Asian-Pacific Theater, Army of Occupation and World War II Victory Medals.
Chester was an avid gardener, family historian and accomplished musician.
Chester moved to Louisville, Ky., retiring from Ford Motor Company after 31 years. After Kentucky, he resided in Davie, Fla.; Slidell, La.; St. Simons Island, Ga.; Denham Springs, La.; and Alamogordo.
Chester was a Louisville Mason and member of Wesley United Methodist Church, in Alamogordo.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 14, 2013, at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, Daleville, Ind.
The Barnes family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home. Cremation will take place at PCS.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Nov. 6 to Dec. 5, 2013