Robert Orville Barnes, Jr, 69, of Arab, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021, at his residence.
Robert was born June 12, 1951, in Panama City, Florida, the son of Robert Orville Barnes, Sr. and Wanda Bagley Barnes. He was a graduate of Arab High School Class of 1970.
Shortly after graduation, he began his military career serving his country with honor and courage in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army, spending a total of 40 years receiving the Army Meritorious Service Medal along with many other decorations, service medals and badges before his retirement. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Guntersville.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen Thompson Barnes of Arab; son, Robbie Barnes of Arab; and mother, Wanda Barnes of Montgomery.
Funeral services were Saturday, February 20, 2021, at Gober Funeral Chapel with Rev. Aaron D. Raulerson officiating. Burial was in Brookwood Cemetery.