Howard L. Barnes Jr.

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Howard Lee Barnes Jr., 82, of Taneytown, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at home.

Born Sept. 8, 1931, in Carroll County, he was the son of the late Howard Lee Barnes Sr. and the late Ethel Alverta Richter Barnes. He was the husband of Joyce Elizabeth Blizzard Barnes, his wife of 58 years.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a tank commander in the Army's 2nd Armored Division. He and his wife owned and operated the Taneytown Car Wash, the Car Wash Suites, and Taney House Spirits.

He enjoyed sports, showing his classic cars, and traveling with his wife throughout the United States and Europe.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sisters Elsie Black, of Keymar and Emma Thomas, of Missouri; brothers Robert Barnes, of Taneytown and Truman Barnes, of Middleburg; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Nellie Stitely; and brothers David and Clarence Barnes.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 136 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Anne Owens, chaplain with Gilchrist Hospice, officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Finksburg.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Drive, Memphis, TN, 38105.

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Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home - Taneytown
136 E Baltimore Street
Taneytown, MD 21787
Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 2, 2013
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