Robert Earl Barnes Jr.


Robert Earl Barnes Jr.

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Robert Earl Barnes Jr.

Robert “Bobby” Earl Barnes Jr., of Yulee, Fla., passed away Monday, January 20, 2020 at his home.

Born in Jacksonville, Fla., Bobby was the son of the late Robert Earl and Lou Jean McClain Barnes. He graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 1965 and proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He served aboard the USS Repose during the Vietnam War.

He and his wife, Linda, moved to Yulee in 1972. Bobby retired in February 2016 from Rayonier, where he was a lead maintenance worker for the fire suppression systems.

Bobby will always be remembered as a fun-loving person who was loved by all who knew him. Always helpful and giving, Bobby was always the one who would help but never seemed to need help. There was nothing he enjoyed more than camping, riding his side-by-side, and boat trips to Silver Glenn and St. Augustine and the sandbars.

He leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Linda Mims Barnes, and his children, Dawn (Brian) Rowe and Daryn Barnes, all of Yulee; his grandchildren, Lindsay (Tony) Albritton, Logan (Michael) Roland, Triston Barnes, and Blake Rowe; and his great-grandchildren, Lofton Albritton and Harper Roland, as well as other extended family members.

The family is planning to celebrate Bobby’s life at their home at a later time.

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Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors