|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1930|
|Death: ||May 5, 2009|
Robert Dean Barnes, 78, of Shelbyville, IL., formerly of Decatur, IL., died at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2009, in his home.
A graveside service for family and friends will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2009, in Brown Cemetery in Blue Mound Twp., Macon County. The Rev. Steve Devore will officiate. A luncheon for family and friends will be held immediately following the graveside at 1:00 p.m. at Antioch Christian Church at 5409 E. U.S. Route 36 in Decatur. Memorials can be made to Quad County Hospice of Pana or Cancer Care Specialists of Decatur. Arrangements are entrusted to Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville. On line condolences may be directed to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.
Bob was born Oct. 11, 1930, in Decatur, IL., the son of John N. and Margaret I. (Albers) Barnes.
He married Ruby Eileen Moats on April 2, 1951, in Decatur and she survives.
He was employed for 29 years at Superior Welding Co. in Decatur, where he developed many lifelong friendships and was respected by all.
Bob was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Ruby; children: son, Robert E. Barnes and wife, Nyla Peyton, of Oakley, IL.; and daughter, Roberta Barnes Moomey of Decatur; grandchildren: Amanda Ducey and husband, Jake; Kristin Moomey; Margaret Moomey; and Michelle Moomey; step-grandchildren: Daryl Jackson and wife, Crystal; and Holly H. Roe; great-grandchildren, Kain Deetz and Kyler Ducey; step-great-grandchildren: Ashlyn Jackson and Mason Dean Roe; brothers: William Barnes and wife, Marie; Jack Barnes and wife, Karen; Rick Barnes and wife, Sandy; Kent Barnes and wife, Sharon; and Ron Barnes; sisters: Mary Highley; Beverly Carter and husband, Clifford; Nancy Brennan; Phyllis Yonker and husband, Tom; Patricia Blankenship and husband, Charlie; and Diana Smith; special nephew and niece:Pat and Debbie Highley; several nieces and nephews, all special to Bob.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Ruth Hauk and Barbara Mansfield.
Ruby Eileen Moats Barnes (1933 - 2012)*
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