John Lyman Barnes
Name: John Lyman Barnes
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Unit: Signal Corps
Dates of Service:
Theater of Service: Asiatic-Pacific
John Lyman Barnes was born on July 7, 1924, in Austinville, Virginia; he was the son of Lucius Lyman Barnes (1886-1968) and Bessie Finks (Dale) Barnes (1889-1968).
John married Katherine Elizabeth Middlebrook in Fluvanna, Virginia, on October 20, 1955. John passed away on July 3, 2014, in Albemarle County, Virginia,
and is buried at the Scottsville Cemetery in Scottsville, Virginia.
Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
July 6, 2014
John Lyman Barnes
Photo courtesy of Scottsville Museum
John Lyman Barnes, 89, of Scottsville, Virginia, went
to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at his residence. He was born July 7, 1924, in Austinville, Virginia, a son of the late Lucius
Lyman and Bessie (Dale) Barnes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester and Orla Barnes; and a sister,
Mr. Barnes retired from Revco Drug Co. as a truck driver after a number of years of service. He was a World War II veteran, having served his
country in the United States Army. He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Scottsville. John was a loving and devoted father and
husband. He enjoyed gardening, was Mr. Fix-It, and always put others interests ahead of his own. Survivors include his devoted wife of over 58
years, Katherine (Middlebrook) Barnes of Scottsville; three children, John Lloyd Barnes and wife, Thelma; Wayne Lyman Barnes and wife, Kristy; and Lisa
Thacker and husband, Allan, all of Scottsville; a sister, Elizabeth Mason of Scottsville; nine grandchildren, John Lloyd Barnes, Jr., Angela Taylor, Michael
Barnes, Marianne Crowley, Caleb, Peter, and Laura Barnes, and Tyler and Joshua Thacker; eight great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews, and extended family
and friends. The family would like to thank Mr. Barnes' care giver, Faye Moneymaker, and all of the nurses and staff of Hospice of the Piedmont
for their kind and compassionate care of their husband and father.
A graveside service honoring John's life and celebrating what would have been his 90th birthday will be conducted at 2 pm, Monday, July 7, 2014,
at the Scottsville Cemetery by the Reverend James O. Shifflett with Military Honors provided by the United States Army Honor Guard. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.
Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com.