Winford Lee Barnes
December 20, 1935 – April 25, 2021
W. Lee Barnes, age 85 of Leeds, born December 20, 1935, peacefully passed into heaven on Sunday, April 25, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patsy Barnes, children Lee Barnes (Simone) and Laura Barnes (Jeremy), his two grandchildren Ford and Margo, and his brother Max Barnes (Wanda) along with a host of family and friends. Lee’s life revolved around traveling, music, business, family and friends. As a businessman he had a successful career with State Farm lasting 28 years. After retirement he joined the Leeds Water Works Board as a director, where his visionary thinking and business acumen enabled the board to assist with many development projects, paving the way for growth within the City of Leeds. Graveside services will be held at the Hamilton Memory Gardens, 480 County Highway 25, Hamilton, AL 35570 on Wednesday April 28, 2021 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Memory of Mr. Jason Ford, a young man in the Leeds community who recently lost his battle with cancer. Memorials may be sent in care of his wife, Summer Ford at 7461 Elliott Lane, Leeds AL 35094, to assist with significant medical expenses.