The Family of  Sumner Horatio Barnes, Jr.

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Sumner Horatio Barnes, Jr. of Charlottesville, Virginia departed this life on Sunday, June 1, 2014. He was born in Charlottesville on July 11, 1928, the son of the late Sumner H. and Virginia Barnes.

He was preceded in death by a son, Beverly Alphonso Barnes; a sister Carrie Barnes Lewis; his maternal grandparents, John and Lucy Watson ; an aunt, Mary E. Spears and an uncle, Richard Spears, Jr.

He was a graduate of Jefferson High School and a veteran of the U. S. Army. He was employed at the University of Virginia Medical Center for a number of years, Preddy Funeral Home for 5 years and he worked for the Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Department.

He leaves to morn a special friend, Shirlie Parrish; a niece, Brenda L. and husband, Johnathan Brooks; two nephews, Larry K. Barnes and friend, Mary and Ernie Lewis and friend, Betty; a stepson, Usell and wife, Robin Wilson of Lynchburg, VA; three grandchildren, Latoya White, Antwan Henderson and Beverly Barnes; one great niece, Karen Barnes of Charlottesville; a nephew, Brent Barnes of Richmond, VA; several great nieces and nephews; a devoted cousin, Thomas “TJ” Crawford and wife, Paula; and a number of cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 P.M. on Friday, June 6, 2014, at the J. F. Bell Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Lincoln Cemetery.

J.F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.