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Roland E. Barnaby

December 29, 1939January 10, 2020

Roland E. Barnaby, age 80, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Friday January 10, 2020. Roland was born December 29, 1939. Roland was an avid fisherman. He competed in bass fishing tournaments and also fished for crappie. He was a fan of old (good) country music. Roland also had a ham radio under the callsign "Norad".

Roland is preceded in death by his parents, James and Doris Barnaby; son, Troy Barnaby; and brothers, Max, Steve, and Dale Barnaby.

Roland is survived by his wife, Lorna; son, Jason (Tina) Barnaby; daughter-in-law, Lora Shyrock; brother, Les Barnaby; sisters, Geneva Barnaby and Wannita Arnold; grandchildren, Joseph (Starla) Barnaby, Bethany (Alex) Tyler, Thomas Barnaby, and Mayece Barnaby; and great grandchild, Mason Edward Tyler.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 1:00pm at Resthaven Mortuary.


  • Lorna Barnaby, Wife
  • Jason Barnaby (Tina), Son
  • Lora Shyrock, Daughter-in-law
  • James Barnaby, Father (deceased)
  • Doris Barnaby, Mother (deceased)
  • Troy Barnaby, Son (deceased)
  • Max Barnaby, Brother (deceased)
  • Steve Barnaby, Brother (deceased)
  • Dale Barnaby, Brother (deceased)
  • Les Barnaby, Brother
  • Geneva Barnaby, Sister
  • Wannita Arnold, Sister
  • Joseph Barnaby (Starla), Grandson
  • Bethany Tyler (Alex), Granddaughter
  • Thomas Barnaby, Grandson
  • Mayece Barnaby, Granddaughter
  • Mason Edward Tyler, Great Grandson

  • Alex Tyler, Urn Bearer
  • Joseph Barnaby, Urn Bearer
  • Thomas Barnaby, Urn Bearer
  • Mayece Barnaby, Urn Bearer
  • Bethany Tyler, Urn Bearer


  • Memorial Service Thursday, January 16, 2020


Roland E. Barnaby

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Pete Thomson

January 18, 2020

Roland was very popular on Ham Radio across the country. Always traveling, people loved to hear about the latest 'destination' that Roland and Lorna were heading towards. I'll always remember his friendly voice and the fun times we had together.

Phil NY0T Urquiola

January 16, 2020

I knew Roland. He was an ambassador for ham radio. God bless his memory and comfort the family.

Mike Stacklin

January 14, 2020

Know that you will be missed by all your ham radio friends Roland .
R.I.P. , 73, Mike W8CJJ

Arlyn Seidel

January 13, 2020

will sure miss his smiling face
KK5GY Arlyn

Bob Clements

January 13, 2020

Sorry to hear of Roland's passing,always enjoyed our fishing trips we had as good times talking on ham radio also.He will be missed and always be in my thoughts when fishing at the lake.God Bless. Bob. Ab0ik

Carl Lambur

January 13, 2020

To the Barnaby Family & Friends, please accept our deepest sympathies for yours and our loss of a Dear Friend. I am proud and thankful to call The Wichita Lineman a "Friend" and will miss Roland coming up behind me and saying "Hello" at the Hamfests! And also proud to say that MY picture is among *many* in his scrapbook!! I will miss his smile, as well as his friendly voice over the ham airwaves. Rest Easy Roland and Best 73. Carl Elliott Lambur de NØCEL

Eddie Manley

January 13, 2020

Thanks Roland for all the memories. We will miss you and all your pictures. Rest in peace as we know you have been suffering. Have someone correct your Amateur Radio Call Sign = N0RAB "B" not "D". We will remember you as the "Wichita Lineman" on all of the nets.
Eddie - K5EMS

Bill Collins, n0rry

January 12, 2020

Roland was one of those rare folks who instantly made you feel like a close friend, whether in person or on the radio. really going to miss him spouting his callsign out of my radio speaker in the various nets. Our prayers are with you Lorna, and your family. May God be with you.

John Rose

January 12, 2020

So sorry to hear about the passing of my friend Roland many a net and hamborees. John Rose AK4DI

Mike McPherson

January 12, 2020

RIP Roland, I will miss the camping and Ham functions that we frequent together, prayers for the family, Mike KG5SSU