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Charlie A. Barnes
August 21, 1931 ~ August 26, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Charlie Andrew Barnes, 92, of Newnan, widower of the late Jo Anne Hubbard Barnes, died on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Insignia of Newnan.
Born on August 21, 1931, in Palmetto, Georgia, he was a son of the late Henry W. Barnes and the late Ella Mae Norred Barnes. Charlie was a member of Lovejoy Memorial United Methodist Church and a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, serving his country during the Korean War. His dedication to service was a testament to his character and his love for his country. After his military service, Charlie embarked on a career as a self-employed truck driver. Charlie set the standard for being a husband, treating his wife like a queen and cherishing every moment they shared. Charlie loved the outdoors and was an avid camper. He traveled the country with a camping group, exploring the beauty of nature and making lifelong friends along the way. He also had a passion for gardening, finding peace and satisfaction in nurturing plants and watching them grow. Charlie's second home in Panama City Beach was a special place for he and his late wife, they loved spending time there, soaking up the sun and enjoying the tranquility of the beach. His home was always open to family and friends, and he loved hosting cookouts and gatherings. These events were a testament to Charlie's love for people and his talent for bringing people together. In addition to his wife and parents, Charlie was preceded in death by a brother, James “Big Boy” Barnes, and sisters, Kathleen Smith, Betty Ann Lyle, Helen Ray Nixon, and Patsy Barnes Teal.
Charlie is survived by his sister, Clara Wagler (Lee), and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, including Rodney Vaughn, Sr., Maria Cook (Chris), Rodney Vaugh, Jr., Emily Gross, and many more too numerous to mention on the Barnes side.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at Hillcrest Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Lester officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, one hour prior to the service.
Higgins Funeral Home Hillcrest Chapel is honored to serve the family of Charlie Barnes, please visit www.hillcrestchapelcares.com to share your memories or leave a condolence message.