Eston Roby 'Dick' Barnes, age 87, of Howard's Creek Road, Boone, passed away Tuesday morning, September 28, 2021 at his home. Born April 23, 1934 in Watauga County, he was a son of Fred and Ida Greene Barnes. Mr. Barnes was a member of Doe Ridge Baptist Church and was a long time employee of Vermont American. Dick was a devoted husband, father and grandfather to his family whom he loved immensely. In his spare time, he enjoyed tinkering on old vehicles, potato farming, gardening and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nan Ragan Barnes; daughter, Janta B. Winkler and husband, Lee and granddaughter, Ann Winkler, all of Boone;
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Grace Tester and Pearl Penley; and brothers, Earl, Ed and Ted Barnes.
Graveside services for Dick Barnes will be conducted Thursday afternoon, September 30, 2021 at 4 o'clock at the Skyland Cemetery. For everyone's safety, the family encourages social distancing and the use of masks.
The family also respectively requests no food or flowers, and suggests memorials to Doe Ridge Baptist Church, in care of Wanda Winkler, 220 Cub Ward Road, Vilas, NC 28692 or to the Skyland Cemetery Fund, in care of Rita Ragan, 186 Ragan-Culler Rd., Boone, NC 28607.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Barnes family.