Charles Roger BARNES|
Age 70 passed away on February 7, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. After struggling with cancer, he peacefully went home to the Lord.
Chuck was born in 1942 in National City, CA, to Lyle and Lorraine Barnes. Growing up in California, he attended Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster and graduated from Santa Maria High and Alan Hancock Jr. College. He graduated from Washington State University, where he toiled on the defensive and offensive lines for his beloved Cougs. There he met the love of his life, Sandy O'Neill. They married in 1965.
Chuck personified a deep love
of country, integrity and generosity while serving as an Air Force F-4 Phantom pilot in Viet Nam. He received numerous awards including the Distinguished Flying Cross. He spent his working career as a Special Agent with the FBI.
He was a talented gardener and hybridizer and enjoyed cultivating prized rhododendrons. After retirement, the joys of building his 1949 F1 Ford pickup, joining fellow members of the Dipstick Hot Rod Club, catching up with Cougar teammates, his Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity brothers and numerous friends, and savoring time in their Arizona home was surpassed only by his devotion to family. To Chuck, nothing was more important than family.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy; children, Kathleen Hull (Ben), Lori Evans (David), Chad (Kristi) and 11 adoring grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Dick; Sandy's parents, Pat and Ruth O'Neill and a large extended family. We will miss you Chuck.
All Friends and family are welcome for graveside services on Friday, February 15th, at 10:30, at the Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent WA.
A memorial lunch at High Cedars Golf Club, Orting WA, will immediately follow.
Donations may be made in Chuck's name to the Swedish Hospital Ivy Brain Tumor Center, 550 17th Ave., Suite 540, Seattle, WA 98122.
Hoffner Fisher & Harvey
Guestbook at harveyfuneral.com
Published in The Seattle Times from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2013