Leonard Lee Barnes

Leonard Lee Barnes
Feb. 25, 1937-June 27, 2013

Leonard Lee Barnes, age 76, of Riverdale, Michigan, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at his home.
Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, MI on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 11 a.m., with Mr. Keith Wise officiating. Burial will take place at New Haven Township Cemetery, Gratiot County, Michigan. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 2 to 8 p.m. with family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Leonard was born in Carson City, Michigan, on February 25, 1937, the son of Veryl and Norma (Martin) Barnes. Leonard graduated from Fulton High School. He served his country in the US Army retiring after 20 years of service. He also retired from General Motors in Lansing. Leonard enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching soccer, and playing cards. He resided most of his life in New Haven Township and Riverdale, Michigan. He was a member of the American Legion Post #380, Carson City, Michigan. He is survived by his daughter, Melinda and James Wiseman of Riverdale, MI; son, Tony Lee Barnes and Kiran Shrestha of Germany; granddaughters, Mya, Liala and Ava; two sisters, Judy Goodman and Gus Grieve, and Jean Avey; three brothers, Fred and Nancy Barnes, Nelson Keys, and Roger and Carol Keys; special brother-in-law, Donald Shaffer; his best friends, Mick and Big John; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandparents who raised him, Harry and Iva Barnes; parents; and two sisters, Dorothy Shaffer, and Barbara Petersen.
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The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes Ithaca, Michigan.

Funeral Home

Smith Family Funeral Home
221 E. Main Street  Elsie, MI 48831
Published in The Morning Sun on June 29, 2013