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Capron - Rudolph G. Barnes, 74, passed away December 12, 2013. He was finally reunited with the love of his life, Shirley. A native of South Carolina, he was a son of Mozelle Boykins Barnes and the late Ray Leslie Barnes. Rudy was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Shirley Pope Barnes. He was a loving father and grandfather and his family was truly the motivation of his life. Rudy was a retired Roll Finishing Supervisor for International Paper and a Navy veteran. He was an avid gardener and cook, enjoying the great outdoors with a special emphasis on fishing and rabbit hunting.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Sonya Kay Smith, and her husband, Donald, of Capron; two sons, Dexter Topping, of Franklin and Timmy Topping of Capron; four grandchildren, Brandon and Kyle Topping and Trista and Talon Smith; one sister, Linda Miller, and two brothers, Arthur Barnes and Wandell Barnes, all of South Carolina.
A graveside funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 16, 2013 at Southampton Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Sonya and Donald's residence at 26004 Meherrin Road, Capron and suggest memorials be made to the
. Wright Funeral Home is handling arrangements. www.wrightfuneralhome.org
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Dec. 14, 2013