Larry D. Barnes Sr, age 79, passed away in Bellingham, WA on November 7, 2018. He was born on February 16, 1939 in Washington D.C. to Daniel Duke and LaRue Barnes.
Larry graduated from NC State with a master’s degree in ceramic engineering. Much of his working life was spent in the nuclear industry.
Larry loved traveling the world. Some of his adventures included Europe, Thailand, Cambodia, New Zealand, and Peru. Most recently he traveled to London, England in September with his son Doug. Larry also enjoyed spending time on the water boating, crabbing, and fishing.
Larry was an intelligent man – a life-long learner – always seeking new ideas and new adventures. He was a hard worker and a man of deep integrity. A supportive and loving father, Larry was always there for each of his four children. We will miss him dearly.
In 2002 Larry was preceded in death by his wife Nancy H. Barnes. He is survived by his children Shelly (Chris) Barnes-Schronce, Lawrence “Pat” Barnes Jr., Cindy (David) Little, and Doug Barnes, and his grandchildren Jessica Barnes, Aiden Schronce, Morgan (Devin) Barger, Jennifer (Brandon) Little Stem, Julie Little, Mitchell Barnes, and Monica Barnes.
We will celebrate Larry’s life with an informal, open house (i.e., drop-in) on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 2-5pm at Moles Farewell Tributes, 2465 Lakeway Dr. Bellingham.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Heart Association at heart.org.