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Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

618 W Main St, Waynesboro, VA

OBITUARY

Marvin Ray Barnes

March 4, 1944November 27, 2019

Marvin “Ray” Barnes passed away unexpectedly at his Fishersville residence Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the age of 75. He was born March 4, 1944 in Augusta County, the son of the late Grafford and Lillie Barger Barnes. Ray was preceded in death by his brothers; Bob, Donnie, Nick and Gary Barnes, in addition to his sister, Pat Whitaker. Ray graduated from Waynesboro High, Class of ’62. He remained a loyal “Little Giant Leader” for the remainder of his life. He attended William and Mary College and was a Vietnam War Veteran. He had a lucrative 30 year career as a General Building Contractor, retiring in 2003. Ray was an avid outdoorsman, sports enthusiast, gardener, and beloved granddaddy. Ray is survived by his wife of 25 years, Connie Weaver Barnes; one son, Alex Barnes and wife, Jennifer of Mobile, AL; one daughter, Stacy Long and husband, Russell Long of Fishersville. Ray also leaves cherished memories to three “adored” grandchildren; Adrian House and husband, Colin of Birmingham, AL., Adam Barnes of Mobile, AL., Jakob Long and wife, Breckon of Crimora; his youngest “little angel” great granddaughter, Wrenley Rae Long; a very special brother-in-law, David Whitaker; sisters-in-law, Mimi Barnes and Brenda Barnes; numerous nieces and nephews; and several great buddies and long time friends. In honoring Ray’s wishes, there will be no formal services or visitation. A private family celebration of his beloved life will be held at a later date. The family wishes to extend our sincere gratitude to the Augusta County Rescue Team and Sheriff’s Office for their diligent and professional assistance. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com.

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Ann Jeffries Critchfield

December 4, 2019

Steve and I are remembering our friend Ray. He was a favorite classmate of Farmer’s at WHS and at William and Mary. Steve also got to know Ray as a Sigma Phi Epsilon brother at William and Mary. We send sympathy to his family and all our dear Waynesboro friends.

Peggy Dove

December 3, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Ray's family. He was a wonderful classmate and friend. Always willing to help others and had a smile that could light up a room. Rest in peace Ray.

Cynthia Balsley

December 3, 2019

Alex and family: I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your dad very well from the days on Winchester Avenue. He was always so nice to me. Hugs and Prayers for you all.

Randy Snyder

December 3, 2019

Ray and I were team mates on the football team and one year of track. I enjoyed being around him because he was very outgoing and gave 100% in whatever he wanted to do. Ray was a really good guy and I am very sad to know that he has passed.

Randy Snyder
Winston-Salem, NC

Charisse Henderson

December 3, 2019

The Hendersons are sending their heartfelt condolences to Ray's family and friends. Will always be remembered as an all-around nice guy, wonderful husband and family man.

Ernie Hutton

December 1, 2019

Ray and I were good friends throughout high school, and I always looked forward to seeing him at our periodic reunions. We played football (Ray was the best shape of anyone on the team), ran track (ditto), and worked together on class and school projects (he was a great class president). One of my earliest memories with Ray was in eighth grade riding with him and his father on their tractor, picking up bales of hay on his dad’s farm, hanging onto the wagon for dear life. I didn’t know what I was doing but I marveled at what a naturally competent job he did without even blinking an eye. That was Ray.

Frankie and pat Dooms

December 1, 2019

Frankie rememberers singing a Christmas carol with Ray at church of the brethren when they were teenagers. We are so sorry to hear of Ray ‘s passing. Joe and Gina Kyle are also sending their condolences and remember the poker games.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY