Richard E. ‘Dick’ Barnes, Sr., 80, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016 in his home. He leaves his wife of 50 years, Marjorie E.(Gregg) Barnes, their children, James Mitchell of Auburn, Cheryl Alden of Charlton, Cheryl Lindsey of Hopkinton, New Hampshire, Richard E. Barnes, Jr. of Charlton, James Barnes of Buffalo, N.Y., Donna Gilbert of Rockland ,Ma., Karen Peltier of West Palm Beach, FL., and Ron Barnes of WA., one brother, Edwin Barnes of Charlton and a sister Beverly Ebbling and her husband Hank of Whitinsville, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Dick was born in Worcester, September 3, 1936, son of the late Merton and Anna (Metcalf) Barnes and lived in Charlton most of his life. He was also predeceased by a son Thomas Mitchell. Marg and Dick were married July 2, 1966.
Dick worked for 27 years at the former General Motors plant in Framingham and later kept busy as a medical courier.
He was a NASCAR fan, and enjoyed following sports, especially baseball, basketball, football and golf.
Dick was a member and former vice president of the New England Country Music Club in Uxbridge.
There are no calling hours, Services will be private, as Dick had requested.
Burial will be in West Ridge Cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to: National Emphysema Foundation, 128 East Ave., Norwalk, CT. 06851
The Robert J. Miller-Charlton Funeral Home, 175 Old Worcester Rd. is assisting the family with arrangements.
To send a condolence or to share a memory of Dick, please visit: RJMillerfunerals.net