Charles B. “Sonny” Barnes, 81, of Sheffield Village, died Thursday, March 28, 2019 after a lengthy, difficult illness. He was born July 12, 1937 in Pierce, WV and was raised in the coal mining towns of Pierce and Davis, WV.
From 1955 to 1958, he served in France and Germany with the United States Army. For 24 years he was employed as a pipe fitter at Ford Motor Company, Lorain, retiring in 1997, and was a member of UAW Local 425.
Charles was a former member of Mountain Top Hunting Club and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a family man and enjoyed his trips to Hawaii.
Charles was a devoted husband to his wife of 61 years, Diane I. (nee Moran). He was the father of Michael H. and James Ray Barnes; grandfather of Michael S. Megan E, and Joshua Barnes. He is survived by sisters, Delores, Connie and Sharon; brothers Bob, Larry and Jeff. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle Lee Barnes in 2003; parents Charles and Louristine Barnes; sister, Donna, Judy and Patti and brothers, Jerry, Brad and infant brothers James and Robert.
Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship APL, 803 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035 or the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.