Samuel Denson Barnes Jr.

Published 7:00 pm Monday, March 4, 2019

Samuel Denson Barnes Jr., age 91, of Farmville, passed away from his earthly home, Saturday, March 2, 2019. He was surrounded by family and loved ones.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the Farmville Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gerald McCants and Rev. David Morton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 6 until 7 p.m. Interment will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Cedarwood Cemetery in Roanoke Rapids, by Rev. Ronnie Mohn.

He was the son of Samuel Denson Barnes Sr. and Lottie Mae Smith Barnes. He was a cherished son by his parents. Through his love of his country, he served as a United States Marine for 30 years. He was a veteran of Korea, Vietnam, Cuban Missile Crisis, and as his country called. He also served 20 years in the State of North Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Prisons. As a member of Marlboro Original Free Will Baptist Church, he served his community in faith including visitation with a dear friend, WWII veteran, Jim Hobgood. He was a deacon of the church, Sunday School Superintendent, and Sunday School teacher. He was a 60-year member of the Order of Free Masons and also a member of the American Legion Post #151 of Farmville.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Geraldine Helms Barnes, of the home; sons, Larry Denson Barnes and wife Debbie, of Washington, Terry Lee Barnes and wife Linda, of Monroe; grandson, Joshua Lee Barnes, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; special sister-in-law, Marlene Huntley and husband Kemp, of Wadesboro; along with many beloved nieces and nephews.

Our family greatly appreciates the care given by Vidant Hospital staff on the second floor east and north tower; also, Vidant Inpatient Hospice; and personal caregivers, Louise Sharpless, Lindsey Tripp, Peggy Godley, Karen Ball, Angelo Artis, and Tracy Stewart.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Operation Heal Our Patriots through Samaritan’s Purse, or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children,

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