Robert John Barnes
Feb. 21, 1932 - Aug. 12, 2021
Born in Everett Washington, the youngest of 5 children of George and Alpha Barnes.
The family moved to Longview in 1946 where Robert attended R.A. Long High School graduating in 1951.
Drafted in 1951, Robert was in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict serving in the 24th Recon Division earning a Bronze star and Honorable discharge.
He met Marilyn Marie Pithan in 1957 in Longview and they were married August 16, 1958 in Lancaster California. Robert and Marilyn moved back to Longview in 1960 with one-year-old son, John. Three more children followed, Stephen, Christopher and Suzanne. Robert was a Journeyman Pipefitter in Local 26 of the Plumber and Pipefitters Union, Member of Masonic Lodge 94 in Kelso, VFW Post 1045 Longview and Kelso Elks Lodge. His greatest passions were watching his kid's sports and golfing at the Kelso Elks Golf Club.
Robert was proceeded in death by his wife Marilyn. He is survived by son's John (Christine), Stephen, Christopher, daughter Suzanne Whittington; Grandchildren: Kelsi Colombi, Maxwell Barnes, Robert Barnes, Chloe Barnes, Christopher Barnes, Chelsie Beck, Brock Barnes, Ashley Whittington, Lindsey Whittington; Great Grandchildren: Quin & Miki Barnes, Callie, Oliver and Everly Beck, and Asher MacVicar.
They Family would like to thank the Canterbury Inn and Community Home Health Hospice for their loving care of our father. Special thanks to Marjean Rich for her dedicated care, support and friendship to our father in his last years.
Robert will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife of over 50 years, Marilyn at Willamette National Cemetery with Military honors on September 8, 2021 at 11am.