BERLIN HEIGHTS -- William "Bill" Stephen Barnes, age 62, of Berlin Heights, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, after a lengthy illness.
He was born March 20, 1951 in Elyria, Ohio to the late Genevieve (Ranker) and William J. Barnes. He attended Midview High School, and served in the US Navy. He was married on July 7, 1996 and retired from GM in Sandusky, Ohio. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Sandra (Burns-Jones) Barnes of Berlin Heights; sons, Jeffrey (Heather) Barnes of Elyria and Jason (Roxanna) Barnes of Norwalk; daughter, Carrie (Pipa Sabin) Charlton of Elyria; step-daughter, Stacy (Josh) Johnson of Berlin Heights; sister, Rosemary (Bob) Beiter of Huron; brothers, Michael (Connie) Barnes of Fremont and David Barnes of AL; six grandsons, Steven, Tyler, David, Luke, Jesse and Jayden; five granddaughters, Genevieve, Natalie, Hannah, Taylor and Emily.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A reception will follow at the home of his son, Jason Barnes. Private interment will be held at Milan Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the family.
Condolences may be shared at www.norwalkfuneral.com.