Charles P. Barnes

May 1, 1945February 17, 2013

Barnes, MSgt. Charles “Chuck” Patrick Barnes (USAF, Ret.) passed away on February 17, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 45 years (married on May 6, 1967) at the First Baptist Church in Meadville, PA), Mary Loralyn “Lynn” Wasson Barnes; his son, MSgt Jeffery M. Barnes, USAFR; his daughter, Jennifer L; his sister Mary T. Wren, brother John A. Barnes; his aunt, Patricia Barnes; his mother-in-law, Maryevelyn L. Wasson; his sisters-in-law, Dianne L. Lawson and Marla J. Wasson (Ed Murak); one niece and two nephews; cousins and a multitude of friends. He was preceded in death his father, Charles A. Barnes; his mother, Mary Agnes McCabe Barnes Collins and his brother, Michael A. Barnes, father-in-law Lorance S. Wasson, brother-in-law Dean F. Lawson, nephew Nathan L. Robison, and several beloved aunts and uncles. Chuck was a member of The American Legion Post 113, Millbrook, AL and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4572, Wetumpka, AL. He was a computer whiz in the Air Force and carried that knowledge with him into his civilian career with Sperry and Unisys. He was affectionately known as “PC” by his friends and was always willing to share his computer knowledge. He was also a fan of boating. Chuck loved cruising Lake Martin on his pontoon boat with his friends and family. Chuck entered military service with the Air Force in 1962 and retired in 1983. His foreign service included a tour in Spangdahlem, Germany and two tours in Incirlik, Turkey. He was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, the Air Force Longevity Award with 4 oak leaf clusters, and the Air Force Professional Military Education Ribbon. Chuck was also twice selected the Air Force Data Systems Design Center Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter. A viewing will be held at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 3 – 4 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 4:00 p.m. with Chaplain Larry Layne officiating. There will be an additional viewing at Waid Funeral home in Meadville, PA before he is laid to rest at Greendale Cemetery with full military honors. Cards and flowers may be sent to Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA. 16335. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society in Chuck’s honor. Condolences may be offered at Alabama Heritage Directing.


  • Visitation Friday, February 22, 2013
  • Life Celebration Service Friday, February 22, 2013
  • Life Celebration Reception Friday, February 22, 2013

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Marge Suhr

March 9, 2013

Chuck Barnes you will be sadly missed.
Praying for the family and there loss. We will stay by them if they need help.
Love Bill and Marge Suhr

TSgt Jean Giacobbe

March 6, 2013

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Jean Giacobbe & Family

Teresa Yellowdy-Haley

February 24, 2013

MSgt Barnes. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family during this time. My time ease your pain.

Rodger Cesaro

February 23, 2013

Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers.
Rodger and Marta Cesaro

Henok Kebede

February 23, 2013

Dear 1st SGT Barnes:
May God gives you and your family the strength in this time of sorrow.

Jennifer Jones-Everett, SMS (Ret)

February 22, 2013

1st Sgt Barnes, so sorry for your loss. Praying that GOD flood the hearts of your entire family with comforting peace and happy memories during this challenging time.

Teresa Chacon

February 22, 2013

MSgt Barnes,
My prayers are with you and your family.

Candace Tisdal

February 22, 2013

Greetings 1st SGT Barnes, it is never easy to say good bye to our loved ones but know you are not alone. May God Bless and keep you and your family during your time of bereavement.

February 22, 2013

Dear 1st SHIRT:
I offer my deepest sympathy for you and your family. Your Father must've been a wonderful person to raise such a wonderful person and must be so proud of your accomplishments in the military. God be with you and your family.
Col Vincetta Tsouris

William Smith

February 22, 2013

1st Shirt, my greatest sympathy and condolences to you and your family during this time. Continue to stay strong and may the peace of God surround and encompass you and your loved ones during this time. God bless