Barnes, MSgt. Charles "Chuck" Patrick Barnes (USAF, Ret.) passed away on February 17, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 45 years (married on May 6, 1967) at the First Baptist Church in Meadville, PA), Mary Loralyn "Lynn" Wasson Barnes; his son, MSgt Jeffery M. Barnes, USAFR; his daughter, Jennifer L; his sister Mary T. Wren, brother John A. Barnes; his aunt, Patricia Barnes; his mother-in-law, Maryevelyn L. Wasson; his sisters-in-law, Dianne L. Lawson and Marla J. Wasson (Ed Murak); one niece and two nephews; cousins and a multitude of friends. He was preceded in death his father, Charles A. Barnes; his mother, Mary Agnes McCabe Barnes Collins and his brother, Michael A. Barnes, father-in-law Lorance S. Wasson, brother-in-law Dean F. Lawson, nephew Nathan L. Robison, and several beloved aunts and uncles.
Chuck was a member of The American Legion Post 113, Millbrook, AL and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4572, Wetumpka, AL. He was a computer whiz in the Air Force and carried that knowledge with him into his civilian career with Sperry and Unisys. He was affectionately known as "PC" by his friends and was always willing to share his computer knowledge. He was also a fan of boating. Chuck loved cruising Lake Martin on his pontoon boat with his friends and family. Chuck entered military service with the Air Force in 1962 and retired in 1983. His foreign service included a tour in Spangdahlem, Germany and two tours in Incirlik, Turkey. He was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, the Air Force Longevity Award with 4 oak leaf clusters, and the Air Force Professional Military Education Ribbon. Chuck was also twice selected the Air Force Data Systems Design Center Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter. A viewing will be held at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 3 – 4 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 4:00 p.m. with Chaplain Larry Layne officiating. There will be an additional viewing at Waid Funeral home in Meadville, PA before he is laid to rest at Greendale Cemetery with full military honors. Cards and flowers may be sent to Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA. 16335. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the
in Chuck's honor. Condolences may be offered at www.alabamaheritagefh.com.
Alabama Heritage Directing.