04/24/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Bill Barnes
William Robert Barnes, Ph.D.
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Here is the sad news that we announced last night.
From Susie Overton Jones ('63) of AL - 04/23/07, 11:00 AM - " Bill Barnes, class of 1963":
Oh, my! I'm so sorry to hear this news! Thank you for letting me know, Susie. This information is also posted here:
From the Daily Press - 04/23/07:
Dr. William Robert "Bill" Barnes
VIRGINIA BEACH - Dr.
William Robert "Bill" Barnes passed away on April 22, 2007, at Sentara
Bayside Hospital in Virginia Beach after a lengthy illness. He was 62 years
old. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Lemuel "Beany" Barnes and
Elizabeth McCann Barnes, both of Hampton. A 1963 graduate of Newport News
High School, Dr. Barnes received his B.A. from Old Dominion University and
his master's and Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology from Carleton University in
Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Barnes retired in 2001 as Chief Psychologist of Rideau
Regional Center in Smiths Falls, Ontario, following at 27-year career there.
He is survived by two amazing children, Jason "Bo" Barnes and his wife, Tess,
of Virginia Beach, and Bronwyn "Weezer" Barnes of New York City, his
longtime friend, Barb Barnes; his grandson and "best buddy", Zachary William
Barnes; his granddaughter, Myla Anne "Missy Myla" Barnes; his sister,
Katharine Ann Barnes Dutton, of Temple, Texas; and numerous friends. The
family wishes to extend its appreciation to Scott, Eric and other staff of
the Sentara Wellness Center and fellow members of the Wednesday exercise
class for their support. Also, Dr. William Cooper for many years of
outstanding care, Dr. Jeffrey Holladay, Dr. George Grayson, Jackie, Lee,
Jason, Marlene, Barbara and the many other Sentara Bayside health care staff
for tons of TLC during Dr. Barnes' recent illness. A celebration of Bill's
life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at his residence, 848 Romney
Lane, Va. Beach. Donations may be made to The American Lung Association, ODU
football program development or Kellam High School Drama Department.
Published in the Daily Press on 4/24/2007.
|William Robert Barnes|
|Bill Barnes was a fine man and a Great Friend. His great wit will be missed. May God Bless his entire family and circle of friends. Bill, we all Loved You....... Fuzzy|
(Marion, NC) - April 24, 2007
|My condolences to Bill's family and friends. It is obvious he lived a good and challenging life among those who loved him. He was one of the better ones.|
(Clinton, NC) - April 24, 2007
Bill, Fuzzy and I had some great times together...Bill was one of the really
Much love to Barbara and the family.
Jerry Gammon (Newport
News, VA) - April 25, 2007
Buster Vest (Richmond,
VA) - April 25, 2007
Bill, you accomplished much in
your professional life and your private life was equally successful as
evidenced by the number of friends you have.
It is always sad to loose someone we love but we are all better off for having known Bill.
My very sincere sympathy.
Joe Wingo (Charlotte, NC) - April 26, 2007
|Bill and I were running buddies for a time until we discovered girls. He was a good friend, a smart guy, and had a terrific sense of humor. I have great memories. Much Love to Barbara and his family.|
Bill Shaw (Williamsburg,
VA) - April 27, 2007
|We had many laughs together at NNHS.|
(Piermont, NY) -
May 1, 2007
|My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.|
ANN SEARS (NEWPORT
May 1, 2007
Our deepest condolences are extended to Bill's family and their friends.
From Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA - 05/07/07 - "Your Amazing Gift":
Thank you, Barb; it was my honor. Again, you have my sincerest sympathy. Such times are just never easy.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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