The Rev. Roger L. Barnes, 64, of Ellenboro, W.Va., went peacefully to the Lord on June 6, 2014, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., surrounded by his loving family.
Roger was born March 20, 1950, in Harrisville, W.Va., a son of the late Clyde and Edith (Elder) Barnes.
Roger worked as a chemical operator for 28 years at the former American Cyanamid Plant of Willow Island, and later retired after working 16 years for Hoffman & Roach. He has served as the minister of Middle Ridge Baptist Church of Deerwalk, W.Va., for the past 12 years, and formerly taught Sunday School for 20 years at Highland Community Church. Roger was one of the charter members of the Ellenboro Fire Department and also coached Little League and T-Ball for many years for the youth of Ritchie County.
Roger was a proud graduate of Pennsboro High School with the class of 1968 where he lettered in football and baseball. He served as president of the former Ellenboro Glass Festival and greatly enjoyed playing guitar with his grandson and spending time with his friends and family. He loved gospel music and simply, Roger never met a stranger.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Pamela (Freeland) Barnes; children, Chad Barnes (Katie) of Marietta, Ohio, Jeremy Barnes of Ellenboro, Christopher Barnes (Tonya) of Shinnston, W.Va., and Hannah Lamp and companion Mark DeMoss of Ellenboro; grandchildren, Zachary Barnes, Laura Barnes, Jocelyn Lamp, Brayden Lamp, Lila Barnes, Branden DeMoss and Lacey DeMoss; sister-in-law, Patricia Guice (Mike) of Parkersburg and Kathy Freeland of Winchester, Va.; along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John Barnes (Margie) and Harold Barnes; sister, Sue Beck (Kermit); brother-in-law, William "Bill" Freeland; and father and mother-in-law, Everett and Olive Freeland.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, W.Va., with the Rev. Terry McDonald and the Rev. Bob Barker officiating. Burial will follow in Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family has asked for fellow ministers to join them at 3 p.m. today for a private reflection of Roger.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mcculloughraiguel.com