AUBURNDALE - Mr. Rolland L. Barnes, 73, a longtime Polk County resident passed away Monday, August 25, 2014, at Winter Haven Hospital due to renal failure.
Mr. Barnes was born July 5, 1941, in Vincennes, Indiana. He retired from Wal-Mart where he worked for many years in the garden center & office. Rolland was a United States Air Force veteran from 1961-1965. He was a member of the American Legion Post 8 in Winter Haven where he had served as 1st Vice Commander, Historian, Finance Officer & Chaplain. He was the American Legion Department of Florida 7th District Commander from 2007-2008, member of the Men's Auxiliary VFW Post 4289 in Winter Haven, member of the Eagles Lodge in Colorado and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Auburndale.
He was preceded in death by his mother Ida; stepfather Alvin; and sister Darlene. Rolland is survived by: wife of 17 years: Beverly Barnes of Auburndale 2 sons: Lawrence Barnes of CO, Johnny (Josette) Barnett of IN, daughter: Ruth (Brian) Cooper of IN, 2 Brothers: Joe Potter of CA, Donald (Diane) Potter of IN, 3 sisters: Christine (Julian) Garcia of CO, Annette (Mike) Harley of CO, Janette (Michael) Huratdo of CO, 1 grandson: Brian, 3 great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Legion Post 8, Winter Haven.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon Saturday, August 30, 2014, at the Kersey Funeral Home with Military Honors. Visitation will be held before from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.
Kersey Funeral Home
108 Lake Stella Drive Auburndale, FL 33823
Published in Ledger from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2014