Barnes, MSgt. Charles "Chuck" Patrick Barnes (USAF, Ret.) passed away on February 17, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 45 years (married on May 6, 1967) at the First Baptist Church in Meadville, PA), Mary Loralyn "Lynn" Wasson Barnes; his son, MSgt Jeffery M. Barnes, USAFR; his daughter, Jennifer L; his sister Mary T. Wren, his brother John A. Barnes; his aunt, Patricia Barnes; his mother-in-law, Maryevelyn L. Wasson; his sisters-in-law, Dianne L. Lawson and Marla J. Wasson (Ed Murak); one niece and two nephews; cousins and a multitude of friends. He was preceded in death his father, Charles A. Barnes; his mother, Mary Agnes McCabe Barnes Collins and his brother, Michael A. Barnes, father-in-law Lorance S. Wasson, brother-in-law Dean F. Lawson, nephew Nathan L. Robison, and several beloved aunts and uncles.

He was a computer expert in the Air Force and carried that knowledge with him into his civilian career with Unisys. He was always willing to share this expertise with anyone who needed a helping hand. Chuck was also a fan of boating. He loved cruising Lake Martin on his pontoon boat with his friends and family. Chuck entered the Air Force in May 1962 and retired in February 1983. His foreign service included a tour in Spangdahlem, Germany and two tours in Incirlik, Turkey. Chuck continued his work at the Air Force Data Systems Center with Unisys as a Senior Systems Analyst from March 1983 until his retirement in December 2001.

A viewing will be held at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 3-4 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 4:00 p.m. with Chaplain Larry Layne officiating. There will be additional viewing at Waid Funeral home in Meadville, PA before he is laid to rest at Greendale Cemetery with full military honors. Cards and flowers may be sent to Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA. 16335. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the in Chuck's honor.

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Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Feb. 21, 2013