Aaron D. Barnes, 44, of Magnolia, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at the University of Louisville Hospital.
He was a 1987 graduate of LaRue County High School, received an associate+s degree from DeVry Institute of Technology in Columbus, Ohio, and was an associate of Akebono in Elizabethtown.
He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, bicycling, gardening, dirt bike riding and motorcycle riding. He was a member of South Fork Baptist Church in Hodgenville. He continues to share his Christian faith with others by being an organ donor.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rebecca "Becky" Ziegenbein Barnes; grandparents, A.B. "Buck" Druen and Stanley and Betty Barnes; father-in-law, Stanley Hawkins; and a step-sister, Shelly Miller.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Hawkins Barnes; two sons, Cpl. Dylan Barnes and Austin Barnes; a daughter, Danielle Barnes; a stepson, Jason Key; a step-daughter, Kelsey Key; his mother and step-father, Linda and Chuck Miller of Magnolia; his father and stepmother, Jim and Rayetta Barnes of Elizabethtown; his grandmother, Opal Druen of Magnolia; a brother, James Barnes of Magnolia; a nephew, Christian Barnes; a niece, Shelbi Barnes; his mother-in-law, Marie Flewwellin of Hodgenville; and four step-brothers, Craig (Brenda) Gault of Elizabethtown, Doug (Lynn) Gault of Louisville, Mike Miller of Magnolia and CW4 Charles Miller of Fort Rucker, Ala.
The funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at South Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Jonathan Carl, Rev. Bob Boster and Father Pablo Hernandez officiating. Burial will follow in South Fork Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at Dixon Rogers Funeral Home.
Condolences may also be expressed online at dixon-rogers.com.