Barney James Barney, 78, of Reynoldsburg, passed away at home on February 21, 2014. Longtime member of the Masonic Lodge, Columbus 30, he was a Past Master. Owner of the Reynoldsburg Swim Center for 45 years, he has supported Reynoldsburg in many ways including owning the roller skating center for 28 years. Preceded in death by parents Archie and Edith Barney. Survived by loving wife of 58 years, Vera; children, Doug Barney and Valerie (Rob) Freda; brothers, George (Ruth) and Lester (Doris) Barney of Washington, PA; grandchildren, Tristen Greene and Mia Freda; numerous extended family and friends. He was the perfect dad and best grandpa ever. His family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 25, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at COTNER FUNERAL HOME, 7369 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, where a funeral will be held Wednesday, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Reynoldsburg Senior Center, 1520 Davidson Drive, Reynoldsburg, or Heart Food Pantry, 240 Outerbelt Drive, Reynoldsburg. Messages may be sent to his family by visiting www.cotnerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 23, 2014