Kenneth F. Barnes, 83, of Linton, passed away at 12:45 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at Glenburn Home in Linton.
He was born July 3, 1925, in Seymour, the son of William Frank and Gladys L. (Klayclamp) Barnes.
He began his career with Goodyear Tire Company in Seymour and retired after 27 1/2 years, moving to Linton in 1957. He later purchased Wolfe's City Service and retired in 2000 from there. He also co-owned tire shops in Loogootee and Washington.
He was a longtime member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Linton, a 30-year member of the Greene County Sheriff's Merit Board, where he was currently serving as president, a charter member of the Linton Civitan Club, and was an avid golfer and enjoyed flying. He was a Marine veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva (Hobbs) Barnes, to whom he was married Sept. 15, 1945, four sons, Kenton Barnes, and his fiancÚ, Sandra Hasler, Ron (Sue) Barnes, David (Sandra) Barnes, and Rennis Barnes, all of Linton, a daughter, Janice (Roger) Bridges of Linton, two sisters, Ruth Spieker and Rosalie Bohall, both of Seymour, seven grandchildren, Tim, Andy, Lori, Brandee, Shane, Joshua, and Kylee, and 13 great-grandchildren, Megan, Courtney, Kaleb, Madisyn, Kelsea, Skylar, J. T., Corianne, William, Austin, Shayna, Zaden, and Ericka.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandsons, Eric Bridges and Cory Barnes, a brother, Howard Barnes, a sister, Katherine Phillips, two infant brothers, and an infant sister.
Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton. The Linton American Legion will conduct military graveside rites.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, and after 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com.