William J. Barnes

Moline, Illinois

Nov 4, 1937 – Dec 16, 2016 (Age 79)


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Wendt Funeral Home - Moline Obituary

William was born on November 4, 1937 and passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016. William was a resident of Moline, Illinois at the time of passing. He graduated with the Moline High School Class of 1955 and attended the University of Illinois for two years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 until 1962 spending two of those years in Germany. Per his wishes cremation rites have been accorded. There will be committal services held with Military Honors by American Legion Post 246 of Moline at National Cemetery on Arsenal Island at 2:00 p.m. on Friday December 30th. Those wishing to attend the graveside services should arrive at Wendt Funeral Home by 1:45 p.m. for the procession to the National Cemetery.

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Bill (Bad News) Barnes a great guy and a great friend. Sick to hear you passed away. Another friend called me and told me after the fact that he meant to call me and let me know of your passing but somehow spaced it out. I was in KC when Bill was buried but I would have been back. We were long time friends who played poker and when to the horse races together. We had many great times at the Quad City Downs. One night we both had a winning trifecta ticket on the last race and they each ...