Lonnie Eugene Haynes Sr.
April 5, 1942 – April 6, 2021
Lonnie Eugene Haynes Sr., passed away on April 6, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield California.
Lonnie was born April 5, 1942 in Texas to Hubert and Cora Haynes. Lonnie grew up in Bakersfield California. Growing up Billy, Lonnie's cousin was his right hand man. Billy was like a brother to him.
After high school Lonnie pursed a job as a Labor and Construction Worker. Life took a turn and Lonnie was shot. And his dream of a Construction Worker was cut short. He was paralyzed. He was a fighter and he did not give up. Determined to drive again he designed his own hand control and had one of his bestfriends Simp, to make it for him. Lonnie encouraged a few young men that were also in his shoes to not give up and to keep going and push through. He became a mentor to Brucie Daniel's and Floyd Wilkerson.
Lonnie married Willie Faye Roberson and to this union five loving children were born. Lonnie Sr. Had a total of 8 children Lonnie Jr., Sancta, Sonya, Latonya, and Kimberly. Craig Perry Haynes, and daughters Shawn Haynes and Cherry Henry.
Lonnie enjoyed fishing and hanging out on Planz with all his friends. He enjoyed playing dominoes, don't forget his love for his car. And being around his family and Grandkids! Lonnie loved hearing his grandkids call him, "Papa". And giving them a big kiss right on the forehead.
Lonnie is survived by his son Craig of Houston Texas, Charles of Bakersfield, Shawn of Los Angeles, Sancta of San Jacintoca, Sonya Cherry of Bakersfield, Latonya of Desert Hot Springs, and Kimberly of Corona, California. He leaves behind 26 Grandkids and 27 Great Grandkids. Nieces and Nephews and other relatives. And a special cousin Billy Brown.
He is preceded in death by his parents Hubert and Cora Haynes. Sister's Frances Marshall, Joe Lillian Smith and her husband Johnnie Smith. Son Lonnie Haynes Jr., and Linda Tate Haynes his wife.
A Wake will be held Monday, April 26, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Basham Funeral Home.
A Funeral service will be held at Basham Funeral Care Chapel on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. 3312 Niles Street Bakersfield, California 93306. With a graveside to follow at Union Cemetery.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hillcrestmemorial.com for the Haynes family.
- Charles Jackson Jr., Pallbearer
- Antwan Jackson Sr., Pallbearer
- Jamel Killebrew, Pallbearer
- Charles Blakely, Pallbearer
- Craig Walker, Pallbearer
- Lloyd Killbrew, Pallbearer
- Billy Brown, Honorary Pallbearer
- Floyd Wilkerson, Honorary Pallbearer
- Rodney Wiley, Honorary Pallbearer
- Allen Brim Jr, Honorary Pallbearer
- Christopher Conner, Honorary Pallbearer
- Antwan Jackson Jr. , Honorary Pallbearer
- Lonnie Haynes III, Honorary Pallbearer
Monday, April 26, 2021
Celebration of Life
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Graveside Service to follow at Union Cemetery
Lonnie Eugene Haynes Sr.
April 27, 2021
We were friends from the road and the country I was raised with Lonnie , We were friends, going to miss you man.