Walter Barnes, Jr.
Mr. Walter Barnes, Jr., age 79, a resident of Morrattock Road, Plymouth, died Sunday evening, July 6, 2008, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2008, in the Chapel of Walker Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Gilbreath officiating and Al Markinson assisting. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Gardens with the following serving as pallbearers: Jessie Spruill, Glen Spruill, Kevin Phelps, Brian Phelps, Marvin Gurganus, Brandon Barnes and Frankie Barnes and Eddie Maxwell. Honorary pallbearers will be Alvin Melvin, Bobby Oakley.
Mr. Barnes, Jr. was born in Martin County on February 12, 1929 to the late Walter Barnes, Sr. and Tillie Barber Barnes. He was a retired contractor and the owner of Walter Barnes Construction Company. He was a member of Union Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and a resident of Washington County for over fifty years.
Survivors include four daughters: Teresa Norman and husband Doug of Plymouth, Donna Miller and husband Wayne of Waynesville, N.C., Deborah Phelps and husband Billy of Williamston, Wanda Stotesbury and husband Kenneth of Wenona; one son: Kenneth (Moose) Barnes and wife Tommie Gail of Plymouth; other survivors include: one sister: Doris Gardner and two brothers: William Barnes, Williamston and Nick Barnes of Plymouth; seven grandchildren: Crystal Norman, Guy Cayton, Samantha Dawson, Kevin Phelps, Brian Phelps, Brandon Barnes, Frankie Barnes; great-grandchildren: Tiffany Cayton, Genna Cayton, Evan Cayton, Jesse Mae Cayton, Morgan Michelle Barnes, Phoebe Nichole Maxwell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son: Kenneth Wayne Barnes; one granddaughter: Nichole Todd; one sister, Hazel Burgess and one brother: James Barnes.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, July 8, 2008 at Walker Funeral Home, Plymouth from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. and other times at the home of Teresa and Doug Norman, 903 E. Main St., Plymouth. Memorial contributions may be made to Plymouth Chapter of Relay for Life.
Online condolences may be sent to www.walkerfh.net.
Walker Funeral Home-Horner Chapel in Plymouth is assisting the Barnes family.
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