William "Bill" Barnes

WILLIAM "BILL" BARNES 3/15/1958 - 10/5/2013 William "Bill" Tyler Barnes, 55, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at his home in Hinkley, California surrounded by his family. Bill was born on March 15, 1958 in Johnson City, New York. He graduated from Barstow High School as a "Riffian" in 1976. Bill lived life his way and said its between him and God! The desert was his playground, whether he was out riding motorcycles, chasing his kids and grandkids around on BMX bikes, motorcycles, or out watching a good off-road race. He chose Fencing as his profession; just another way to be outside for the past 40 years! Desert Fencing was one of his many accomplishments. Bill had a passion for sports which he shared with his kids and grandkids. He loved the Raiders and Dodgers, always being optimistic that the next season is going to be better. He loved hearing about the grandkids in every sport or activity they participated in. He was welcomed into heaven by his father, Arthur Barnes and sisters Melissa and Marta Barnes. He is survived by his children, their spouses and grandchildren: Catherine (Luke) Foss their children Sterling, Jada and Reaghan; Elizabeth (James) Robertson their children Kara, Jordan, Cody, Noah, Jacob, and Seth; April Haney her children Jeremy and Lily, Joshua Haney his child Madison and youngest daughter Ashley Barnes. He is also survived by Mothers Helen Ferrigno; New York, and Mae Barnes; Kentucky. Siblings: Melodie Barnes; Nevada, Gordon Beal; Kentucky, Gloria Larkins; Kentucky, Eddie Barnes; Oklahoma, Tim Barnes; California, Gerald Beal; North Carolina, and Tony Ferrigno; New York. As well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Published in the Daily Press on Oct. 15, 2013