Forest Wayne Barnes

May 5, 1928 - January 11, 2020
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Forest “Wayne” Barnes, 91, of New Philadelphia, passed into the loving hands of his Lord on January 11, 2020, at Park Village Nursing Home in Dover.

Born in New Philadelphia on May 5, 1928, he was the son of the late Forest and Gladys P. (Edie) Barnes.

He was a graduate of New Philadelphia High School and ser…

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Forest “Wayne” Barnes, 91, of New Philadelphia, passed into the loving hands of his Lord on January 11, 2020, at Park Village Nursing Home in Dover.

Born in New Philadelphia on May 5, 1928, he was the son of the late Forest and Gladys P. (Edie) Barnes.

He was a graduate of New Philadelphia High School and served two years in the Korean War before returning home. Wayne spent much of his professional career serving as a letter carrier for the Dover Post Office for 30 years prior to his retirement in 1989.

His faith was nurtured at the First Baptist Church in New Philadelphia. Wayne was also involved with the Tuscarawas County Civil War Roundtable, the Dennison Depot, Tuscarawas County Senior Citizens, and the Dover Historical Society. He greatly enjoyed volunteering with the Mobile Meals program and was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Wayne will be deeply missed by his wife, Edna, of 65 years; his children, Sandra Barnes, Colleen (Damon) Johnson, and Joyce Morrell, all of New Philadelphia; his brother, Gene Barnes; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in passing by four sisters, one brother, and his grandson.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 10 to 11 a.m. A service celebrating Wayne’s life will begin at 11 am in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Todd Gopp officiating. The New Philadelphia VFW Post #1445 will render military honors at the funeral home following the service. Cremation will be cared for by Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory and inurnment will be held in East Avenue Cemetery at a later date.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Born: May 5, 1928
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Kathy Endres Casey posted on 1/15/20

I am so sorry to hear about Unc Wayne 's passing. I will remember he .Aunt Edna's and Sandy .coming to Covesvill for our wedding . I am not very good about keeping in touch but do remember him fondly. Rest in peace Uncle Wayne. Love Kathy

 

Melanie Archer posted on 1/14/20

Dear Edna You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Forest.. I know you shared a wonderful life together....Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers for comfort.

 

Merle King posted on 1/14/20

Edna, and family, You have our sympathy in the passing of Wayne...…. Treasure your memories Sincerely Merle & Shirley King

 

Shirley Bitticker posted on 1/13/20

Dear Edna, Sandy, Colleen, Joyce and families, Bill and I send our sincere sympathy to all the family in the loss of Wayne. Your family was lifelong friends of ours and we are praying that God keeps all of you in His loving care. Wayne was a friend to Bill since their school days and Edna, you were a dear friend since nursing school. We love your family. The Bitticker's.

 

Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum posted on 1/13/20

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Forest Wayne Barnes, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Veteran, Forrest Wayne Barnes, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Chad and Susie Petrie posted on 1/13/20

What a testimony of God’s love this man was to many. I remember being a small child when he was an usher at First Baptist Church. We will see you again on streets of gold. Our prayers are with you all.

 

Marilyn Lint posted on 1/13/20

Edna, Sandy, Colleen, & Joyce, I feel your emptiness, sending my love, will be there Thursday, I would be glad to come down if you need me before. We have our Alaska memories! Marilyn

 

Bobbie Martinez posted on 1/12/20

Joyce and family, so sorry for your loss. May God bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Knowing that dad is in Heaven brings comfort. He is not suffering any more. I love you all.

 

Ric Blind posted on 1/12/20

Edna, Sandy, Colleen and Joyce, So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. He was a great guy and good friend to my parents. I'm certain he will be sadly missed but rejoice in knowing that he is with our Lord above. God bless you all!

 

Judy Adams Schrock posted on 1/12/20

So very sorry to read of Wayne's passing. I am certain he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

Carolyn Vaughn posted on 1/12/20

Dearest Edna and Family, So very sorry to learn of Wayne's passing, he was a great man and neighbor and also helping with mobile meals with my Daughter...Thinking of you in prayers Carolyn Vaughn

 

Pat Rudolph posted on 1/12/20

So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to everyone in the family.

 

Tim and Mary Meiser posted on 1/12/20

Joyce and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. May the memories of him help to ease your pain. Tim and Mary Meiser

 

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