Robert Barnes was born in Carmel, CA moved to Yakima, WA and then to Seattle. He graduated from Rainier Beach High School and moved back to California to attend junior college in San Jose.
He is preceded in death by his parents Robert Barnes Sr. and Helen Barnes. Survived by wife Gloria Barnes, daughter Nichole Chunphakvenn, step daughters Anna Gretta Sayles and Heidi Bell Sayles and grandchildren Lily Chunphakvenn and Noveda Sayles. Robert will be extremely missed by his family.
Robert was an excellent guitarist and singer starting at the young age of 11 years old. He hosted open mics and was in a lot of local bands. He was also a sign maker for 40 years with his own business.
Special thanks to Hospice of Whatcom County.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 7th at 2:00pm at Moles Farewell Tributes (2465 Lakeway Dr. Bellingham, WA 98229).