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Danny Lee "Barney" Barnes

  • "You will be missed by so many."
    - Marjorie Kelley(Freeman)
  • "I never did see Barney without a smile on his face. He was..."
    - Debi Cox
  • "It was great to know you Barney , I always enjoyed talking..."
    - David Lay
  • "Danny was a very special person in so many peoples lives. ..."
    - Bonnie Shields
  • "My thoughts and prayers are with Barney's family at this..."
    - Michelle Wonders

Danny "Barney" Lee Barnes

Des Moines

Danny, 69, passed away at home on June 5, 2014. His body has been donated to Des Moines University and a memorial visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 19 at Merle Hay Funeral Home.

Danny was born and raised in Des Moines. He loved riding his Harley motorcycle, enjoyed camping and canoeing but above all, Danny loved his family and friends. Danny was also very proud of his 18 years of sobriety. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his sons, Todd and Toby Barnes of Des Moines; grandsons, Tristan and Dylan Barnes; brother, David Barnes and sister, Cheryl (Lon) Thomas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Helen Barnes and siblings, Jennie, Daryl, Carl James and Dennis Barnes.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.


Published in Des Moines Register on June 15, 2014