Obituary of Donald Barnes
Donald R. Barnes, 80, of Walton passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at home, surrounded by his family.
Donald was born April 13, 1938 in Sanford, NY the son of the late Harold and Edith (Mills) Barnes. He married the former Sharon Sherman in Walton. She died on October 22, 1996.
Donald first worked at S.J. Bailey’s and Son in Walton for 26 years, he then worked for SUNY Delhi in General Services. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church, and Catskill Forest Association.
Donald loved all kinds of animals. He had a hobby farm, that included cows, chickens, ducks and many other animals. In his younger years he enjoyed fishing.
Donald is survived by his loving family, his children, Donald K. (Lavonne) Barnes, Mark A. Barnes, Serena (James) Tompkins, all of Walton, grandchildren, Matthew & Jessica, Nicholas, Jared & Sabrina, Sheena & Matthew, Dustin & Corrine, Ethan & Amanda, grandchildren, Angela, Stephanie, Thomas & Breanna, great grandchildren, Alyssa, Ava, Lexi, Aubrey, Jaxon, Jade, Olivia, MacKenzie, Samantha, Maddison, Haven, Charisma, Nicholas, Jesse, Raylan, Tyler, brothers, Thomas Barnes, Harold Barnes, both of Walton, sisters, Patricia Caffery and June Fairchild of Walton, and Leola Bailey of Hamden, his special friend, Annie McCumber of Stamford, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM at the Courtney Funeral Home, 25 Townsend Street, Walton where services will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 1 PM. Burial will follow in Walton Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions in Donald’s memory may be made to American Heart Association, P. O. Box 3049, Syracuse, New York 13220 or the American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790.