With love and respect, we announce that Robert “Bob” Barnes passed away on February 26th, 2023. Bob was born in Columbia, Missouri on April 29th, 1947 to Mae Doty Barnes and John Turner Barnes Jr. of Columbia, Missouri. He was the youngest of two siblings, and his older brother was John Turner “Jay” Barnes III. Bob grew up playing baseball, wrestling, farming, hunting, and fishing. After graduating from Hickman High, he was drafted into the United States Army, trained as a medic, and recognized as a sharpshooter in support of the Vietnam war. He went on to pursue a career in electrical engineering, retiring as a traffic signal electrician from the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Bob was married to Suzan Carol Grimm for 43 years. He was a proud father of two children and a loving grandfather to two grandchildren as well. He was known for his honesty, kindness, and his work ethic. He was a pillar of strength and a supporting friend to all who knew him.
In his free time, Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on cars. He was a fan of card games, and loved both reading and watching old westerns. He also took pride in his garden, sharing his fresh and canned vegetables and swapping stories with his family, neighbors, and friends. He will be remembered for his dedication to his family, kindness to others, and his selfless nature.
Bob will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his spouse Suzan Barnes, daughter Shanyn Barton and son Jason Barnes and wife Rachel; grandchildren Kailynn Barton and Kaleb Scott. His legacy will live on through the many lives he touched and the memories he created.
Respecting Bob’s wishes no memorial service is planned. Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark will handle cremation services. Bob Barnes was enrolled as an organ donor, and even at the age of 75 he was able to make a difference through his gift to others. Please consider being an organ donor, and if you wish to give something in his honor or memory, please make a donation to the Missouri Department of Conservation, https://mdc.mo.gov/contact-engage/donate. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.
Jason Barnes saysMarch 2, 2023 at 5:44 pm
We love you dad and we will miss you always. I will work to honor you as I carry forward so much more than your name. Thank you for all you have given to our family, friends, and the communities in which we’ve lived. <3