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Charles Barnes Jr.

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Mr. Charles “Freddie” Barnes Jr., 85, of Eatonton, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at Hart’s Jones County Chapel at 2 p.m. Greg Crawford officiated. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Barnes retired from the Robins Air Force Base in 1981 with the G.E.E.I.A. Squadron. Mr. Barnes also helped to lay the cable during the early days of Cape Canaveral. Afterwards, he worked with his nephew, Greg Crawford, at The Master’s Touch jewelry store for 25 years. In 1995, Mr. Barnes moved to Lake Sinclair. He loved boating and working in the yard, where he left many jobs unfinished, so he could enjoy lake life with his friends and family. Mr. Barnes is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Fred Barnes, Sr. and Clara Mae McCant Barnes; and his sisters, Mary Saunders and Marceline Brown.

Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife of 44 years, Nancy Barnes, of Eatonton; children, Angelene Meriwether (Scott), Chuck Barnes (Lindsey), Andrea Williams (Chris), and Tré Foster (Heidi); grandchildren, Jake Meriwether, Anna Meriwether, Allison Barnes, Ethan Barnes, William Barnes, Lindsey Hodnett (Devin), Taylor Williams (Dayne Foti), and Garrett Williams; great-grandson, Brooks Hodnett; nephew, Greg Crawford (Karen); and several cousins.

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Hart’s Jones County Chapel, Hart’s Mortuary and Cremation Center, 307 Pecan Lane, Gray, GA 31032 has charge of the arrangements.