Richard Ernest Barnes

January 16, 1965November 18, 2021
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Richard Ernest Barnes, age 56, of Acworth, Georgia passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Richard was born January 16, 1965 to Barbara Barnes and Ernest Barnes.

Richard is survived by his spouse, Melissa Barnes; his son Andrew Barnes; and his daughter Rebecca Barnes; his father Ernest Barnes and his mother Barbara Barnes; his sister Sherry Patrice Seigler (Buddy) and his sister Shelby Lee York (Tony Johnson).

A public visitation for Richard will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, 2950 North Cobb Pkwy, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152. A funeral service will occur Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM, 2950 North Cobb Pkwy, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152. A burial will occur Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 2950 North Cobb Pkwy, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Barnes family.


  • Melissa Barnes, Spouse
  • Ernest Barnes, Father
  • Barbara Barnes, Mother
  • Andrew Barnes, Son
  • Rebecca Barnes, Daughter
  • Sherry Patrice Seigler (Buddy), Sister
  • Shelby Lee York (Tony Johnson), Sister
  • Brady Seigler, Nephew
  • Logan Johnson, Nephew


  • Public Visitation

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021

  • Burial

    Wednesday, November 24, 2021


Richard Ernest Barnes

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Shelby York

November 26, 2021

We just want to express our thanks to everyone who called, texted, came and sent flowers for Richard. We are shaken but so thankful for the time we had here with him. To know Richard was to love him and love him we did.
Thank you all,
The Barnes Family❤️

Lillie Neisler

November 25, 2021

I remember every year at the Bennett Family Christmas he would ask all the kids how they were and take time for them. He always seemed to make me smile when I was down. He will be missed.

Mary Ellen and Joe Maxwell

November 23, 2021

Melissa, Andrew, Becca
We will never forget the fun times we had camping, the campfire wars between Joe and Richard, all the s’mores we ate, and simply just laughing together.
He and Missy took Joe and I to a Braves game... just because.
We loved him very much and we will truly miss him.
We are thankful to have counted him our friend.

Rita Blackwell

November 23, 2021

My heart breaks to hear of the sad news of Richard passing.
I worked with Richard for years. When my dad was sent home to be in hospice, Richard came and prayed with him and our family. Richard did not have to do that but he did and it meant so much to me and my family. That was just Richard being his kind and humble self.
Richard loved His God and His Family.
We have all been Blessed by Richard's genuine Love for God and His Family. He was such a Blessing to so many.
May God Bless You All!

Carol Desmarais

November 22, 2021

Beautiful family…Beautiful memories…Beautiful Life! So happy to have shared special family holidays together. Richard was so kind, so humble and such a loving family kinda guy. Thanks for sharing all the great memories together with him. He loved you ALL Soooo Very Much!! God’s in Control as in the poem…”Footprints in the Sand,” RIP Richard
Prayers of “Thankfulness” as he touched Sooooo Many others in such a positive way; prayers for “His Love” to Comfort you ALL! We are So Truly Blessed to have So Many “Gifts” of His Love. Blessed Everyday!! Thank You God!!!

Love Y’all!!!

Paula Mowrer

November 22, 2021

Our sincerest sympathies and condolences go out to the Barbara and Ernie at this most difficult time. May your son Rest In Peace .

David Stevens

November 22, 2021

Spent this last October at Camp Stevens with Richard at Harrisville New Hampshire.
Spent 4 days closing up camp for the New England winter. We had a great time and relished our days together. We had made several trips to Lobster Boat resteraunt at Richard's request. We winterized the camp and had a memorable time. I will cherish our time together, forever. He worked along side me as we closed the shutters and cut off water. What a great trip.

Cindy Dilbeck

November 22, 2021

I am so heartbroken to hear of this terrible news. Bro. Richard was such a blessing to our church and my family when he was our pastor. He by far was the most humble man I’ve ever known. I’m so sorry you are having to go through this. We have been praying consistently since we heard. We have great memories of Bro. Richard and all of you Melissa, Andrew and Becca. I love you all dearly!♥️

Lanette Conley shaw

November 22, 2021

Dear Missy, Andrew and Becca
May God be your comfort at this difficult and confusing time. I had the pleasure of meeting Richard several times at Wildwood. He was always friendly and seemed like a kind man. I know he will be deeply missed. Please reach out if there is anything I can do to help.
God Bless,
Lanette Shaw

Karenda Willson

November 22, 2021

Missy, Drew, and Becca,

We are deeply sorry for your loss. Richard was always kind and compassionate to us and we always enjoyed his sense of humor. We have fond memories of softball games and get togethers. We are here if you need anything. You are all in our daily prayers.
Tim, Karenda, Kirk, & Clay