Robert Fletcher Barnes Sr.


Mr. Robert Fletcher Barnes Sr., 75, husband of Peggy Annis Barnes and resident of Saxis, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 10, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

Born July 15, 1946, in Newport News, he was the son of the late Austin Fletcher Barnes Jr. and the late Martha Rebecca Higgs Barnes. Bob was a member of Central Lodge #300, A.F. & A.M., and loved playing his guitar, loved riding his motorcycle, spending time on the water, and most of all, he cherished time spent with his family.

In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by his children, Christina Barnes Leonetti, Michelle Lee Evans and her husband, Bryan, and Robert Fletcher Barnes Jr. and his wife, Angela; a sister, Brenda Reynolds, of North Carolina; a brother, Joseph Ward Barnes, and his wife, Lorie; grandchildren, Bryan Preston Shreaves Jr., whom Bob considered a son, and his wife, Julie, Bradley Leonetti, Shane Leonetti and his fiancée, Selena, Anthony and Gavin Taylor, Dylan Taylor and his wife, Victoria, and Nathan and Dalton Barnes; great-grandchildren, Kaylee Brie, Little Bryan, Brylee P. Shreaves, and Noah Wayne Leonetti; special friends, Aubrey and Valerie Justice; and numerous nieces and nephews. Other than his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, David Barnes.

Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of Williams-Parksley Funeral Home Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Thaddeus Hackett officiating. There will be a visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Memorial donations in Bob’s name may be made to the Saxis Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 190, Saxis, VA 23427.

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Arrangements are by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

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