|Birth: ||May 21, 1938|
|Death: ||May 18, 2012|
LEASANT POINT – Maxwell "Chick" Barnes, 73, passed away Friday, May 18, 2012, at a Bangor hospital with his loving family by his side. Chick was born May 21, 1938, in Pleasant Point, the eldest child of Maxwell and Angela (Francis) Barnes.
After attending school in Pleasant Point, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Chick returned home for a year and then enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving with the 101st Airborne Division. After the Army, he once again returned home to Pleasant Point and married Mary Morrison, Dec. 23, 1967. Chick worked various jobs, including being a basket maker for many years until he was hired as fire chief with Pleasant Point Fire Department. He retired in 2009 with 37 years of service. Chick was a member of Fred Mitchell Post No. 11 American Legion, Eastport; and Ralph A. Ray Post No. 558 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Eastport. He served for several years as a Pleasant Point council member and also with the Natural Resource Committee and Census Committee. Chick was a coach player for the Passamaquoddy team with the Quoddy Men's League, as well as coaching Pony League and Little League at Pleasant Point. His passion was hunting with his many buddies and attending his grandchildren's sporting events. Chick was a proud friend of Bill W. for 26 years.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, James Barnes. Surviving are his loving wife 44 years, Mary Barnes; eight children, Joseph Barnes and his wife, Dorothy, Lisa DeMolet and her husband, Tim, Amy Barnes and her companion, Moey Leighton, David Barnes and his companion, Jennifer Lewey, Brenda Voisine and her husband, Eric, Walter Sockabasin, Sabrina Sockabasin, and Darren Paul and his wife, Donna; five sisters, Delia Trott, Sylvia Corson and her husband, John, Sandra Murphy and her husband, Chuck, Frances LaCoute and Angela McPhail; six brothers, Billy Barnes and his wife, Dawn, Eddie Barnes and his wife, Blanche, Jimmy Barnes and his wife, Barbara, Sam Barnes and his wife, Nancy, Jerry Barnes and his wife, Cortina, and Tony LaCoute and his wife, Shirley; 20 amazing grandchildren whom he loved and adored, Chelsea, Cassie, Destinee, Joseph Jr., Timmy, Jenna, Riley, Skilah, Jaylah, Davin, Abby, Keisha, Karina, Walter Jr., Diora, Arthur, Zabaya, Andre, Kristin and Jacob; and a great-granddaughter, Tanisha.
Burial with military honors will be at Restlawn Cemetery, Perry. (Bangor Daily News posted 5/20/2012)
James Stephen Barnes (1969 - 2007)*
Created by: Bev Winship
Record added: May 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90462429