John Quincy Barnes, 79, walked into heaven with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, April 5, 2021. John was born in Charlotte, NC December 4, 1941, son of the late Ervin Mason Barnes and Sarah Elizabeth Manus Barnes. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his nephew, Dr. David Barnes, (Isabel) of Surprise, AZ.
John worked as a barber in the Charlotte area for over 40 years and at Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service for 10 years. He enjoyed traveling through the mountains, buying and collecting antiques, gardening and his cat, Bullet. He was a quiet and easy going soul with a quick, very dry wit.
Those left to cherish John’s memory include his companion of 32 years, Barbara Lane; his daughters Susan Hawkins and Hope Graves (Jeff); his brother Bob Frank (Betty Jo); his niece Donna Melton (Alan); his great niece Jennifer (Tony) Curasco and his great nephews Ryan Melton (Melinda), Noah Barnes, Lucas Barnes. Extended family, Paige Lane (Jill), Sherry Bridges (Baxter), Erica Wright (Richard), Kyle Bridges (Shanie), Connor Bridges, Emily Lane (Matt), Mallroy Olson (Brad).
Graveside service will be at 3pm Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Forest Lawn West Cemetery,4601 Freedom Dr., Charlotte, NC. Pastor John Taylor will officiate the service. Hankins and Whittington Funeral Service will be serving the Barnes Family.
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