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John Henry Barnes, Sr.

AGE: 76 • Dover, DE

John Henry Barnes, Sr., age 76 of Dover, DE, passed away on January 20, 2016 at Kent General Hospital in Dover. He was born March 3, 1939 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late George and Florence Barnes. Mr. Barnes served his country with honor in the US Army.

He retired as an Engineer for the State of Delaware after many years of service. He will be remembered by many for the laughter and smiles he brought from his quick wit and timely jokes. John enjoyed sports and was a diehard Yankee fan. He also enjoyed all genres of music and traveled extensively. He owned a tropical fish business for many years and was avid reader, especially mystery novels. He would frequent local establishments and was regarded as a friend to many people rather than just a customer. He loved his family and was loyal to lifelong friends, but mostly a great father AND friend to his son. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, George; and his half brother, Ed Casey.

He is survived by his son, John, Jr. of Wilmington, DE; his sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Richards of Bensalem, PA; two nieces, Jackie Chaykowski and her husband Mike of Bensalem and Marianne Jimino and her husband Mark of Willow Grove, PA; and many extended family members.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2 pm in the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 S. Main St. in Smyrna. Memorial services will begin at 3 pm. Burial will be privately held in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Smyrna. Condolence letters may be sent by visiting

Published in The News Journal on Jan. 23, 2016
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