Kerry Lee Barnes

February 20, 1957March 8, 2018

Kerry L. Barnes, age 61 of Fennville went home with the Lord on March 8th 2018.

Kerry is preceded in death by his father, Ocie Junior Barnes, mother, Joyce (Vanhuis) Barnes, and brother, David Barnes.

Kerry first worked at Michigan Fruit Canners in Fennville as a mechanic. Then had a career change to a Union representative for Teamsters Local Seven in Kalamazoo. “Grandpa” Kerry loved his sports teams from University of Michigan football and basketball to his Detroit teams, Lions, Red Wings, Tigers and the Pistons. He was also an avid NASCAR fan. Favorite driver is and always will be Jeff Gordon, and anyone who has met him knows how big a fan he was.

Kerry loved his grandkids dearly. He loved to spoil them with small gifts, but mostly chocolate and sweets. Very much enjoyed having company over, either for prayer night or just the occasional stop by and chat. He loved lending a helping hand to friends and family whenever he could. Also enjoyed going to church with his wife at the Bread House of Holland to hear the words of God and rejoice with his brothers and sisters of the church.

Kerry is survived by his wife Maria G. (Lara) Barnes. Son Roger S. and Amber Martin of Fennville, their children Alicia, Gabriel and Gavin. His other son Michael P. Martin and Kerry Crawford-Martin of Holland, and their children Nia, Kora and Jetty. His uncle Ora “Pinky” and Mary Ann Barnes.

Visitation will be held at Lakeshore Memorial Services, 11939 James St in Holland from 5:00-8:00 pm on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 11:00 am at Ebenezer Reformed Church, 5166 Ottogan St, in Holland. After the service the church will host a luncheon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bread House of Holland, 5166 Ottogan St, Holland MI 49423.


  • Funeral Service Monday, March 12, 2018

Kerry Lee Barnes

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