Ricky J. Barnes, Sr., age 57, of Erie, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at his residence, following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Grove City, Pa., a son of the late Harry and Geraldine Sterner Barnes, Sr.
Ricky graduated from Grove City High School and was self-employed, working, in the construction industry.
He enjoyed riding motorcycles and fishing, and was a member of VFW
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ricky J. Barnes, Jr., his brother, Harry Barnes, and his mother-in-law Nancy Tiche.
Survivors include his wife Terri Winger Barnes, four children: James Winger of Erie; Michelle Gwin, husband Daniel of New Bedford, Pa.; Michael Winger, wife Jennifer; and Cody Barnes, wife Erica, all of Erie; 11 grandchildren: Michael, Brooke, Zach, Jordan, Alajandro, Emily, Joey, Nathan, Draven, Juli and Elli; one great-grandson; his brother, Kenneth Barnes; a cousin Darlene; several nieces and nephews; and his pets, Max and Gracie.
Friends may visit with the family at Burton Wintergreen Funeral Home, 2532 Norcross Rd., Erie, Pa. on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with opportunities to share memories together.
Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 602 West 10th Street, Erie, PA 16502.