OBITUARY

Richard E Barnes

March 25, 1938March 30, 2014

Burial arrangements under the direction of Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

REMEMBERING

Richard E Barnes

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Joseph Hughes

November 11, 2014

Mr. Barnes was the best chorus teacher I had at Oscar Smith. He was so talented in bringing out the best, in those of us who sang. I enjoyed being in the Boy's Chorus and singing with my classmates. Our church organist, Gwen Whitehurst, who knew him personally, told me that Dick Barnes was an absolutely fabulous musician. With an extraordinary talent at the keyboard, he will be missed.
Joe Hughes, San Antonio, Texas

April 29, 2014

What a wonderful and talented man. I learned many things from him and still hum so many of the songs that we learned. I have on my piano right now Ribbons Down My Back. I love looking back and remembering those great moments. Love to all who knew him and his family. Susan Morgan Rea

April 27, 2014

I have thought of Mr. Barnes so many times through the years. He was my chorus teacher at Churchland High for 4 years. I was in the Village Singers where we not only sang all over Tidewater,but also took out of town tips including Fred Waring's summer camp in PA,and a trip to D.C. I also sang in the choir at Monumental Methodist where I enjoyed his mastery of that wonderful pipe organ. He gave me private voice lessons. He was the best teacher and mentor I ever had and the most talented person I have ever known personally. He was truly gifted. I am deeply saddened that I will never get to see him again. Although I never met Julie, I remember her mother, Mary, sitting on a stool in the chorus room at Churchland High playing the guitar and singing for us. I also remember his parents and being at their home. My sincere sympathy to his family. May knowing how fondly he is remembered help to bring you peace. In Loving Memory, Ronney Robinson Cox

Beverly Taylor Hatch

April 22, 2014

Mr. Barnes was one of a kind. A great talent, a wonderful teacher and encourager. He touched the lives of so many. The Tidewater area was blessed to have him in it. And those of us who had the pleasure of singing for him were doubly blessed. He was the ultimate musician and showman. RIP Mr. Barnes. No doubt, you are directing the Heavenly choir.

April 10, 2014

My sincere sympathy to the family for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.

Joy Richards Wikoff

April 10, 2014

Dick was my favorite accompanist. Followed me to USO, banquets and of course the accompanist for the sextet and Woodrow Wilson H.S. He was a good friend and his talent always amazed me. We have lost a true talent.
Joy Richards Wikoff

Linda Boles

April 7, 2014

Mr. Barnes was my inspiration to become a choral music teacher. I am deeply saddened by your loss. Many fond memories.

Nancy Knight

April 7, 2014

Well, now the angels in heaven have a glorious talent to sing with them. Thank you Lord for the influence that Richard Barnes had on the lives of myself and many others.

lois hancock

April 6, 2014

Mary and Julie, my heart hurts for you in your loss. Julie, your father spoke of what a great day it was in his life when you were born. You brought him much joy. You both are in my prayers. Much love, Lois Hancock

Belinda "Bunny" Bynum Waters

April 4, 2014

What a gift you have been to so many! I will always remember Finian's Rainbow and know you now carry all the Light you shared on your journey. Many Blessings,