May 1, 1932 - December 22, 2012 Lester G. Barnes was born in 1932 in Fayette, Alabama. He resided in Los Angeles, CA where he graduated from Washington High School. He served in the Army in Korea and after returning back to the Los Angeles area he graduated from the University of Southern California in 1958. He worked for Douglas/Boeing Aircraft and Litton Industries. Upon leaving the aircraft industry he opened his own insurance business as Barnes Insurance Services in Fullerton, CA in 1975. He retired in 2002 to Nine Mile Falls, WA. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, son, Jeffery Barnes, daughters, Randi Plante and Wendy Anderson. Stepson, Alan Harrington, stepdaughters, Diane Davis and Linda Harrington. He has 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be interned at the new Veteran's Cemetery in Medical Lake. Services will be private. His family would appreciate any memorial donations be made to the Hospice House of Spokane, WA.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on Jan. 6, 2013