Gerald Odean Barnes, 76, passed away on Wednesday September 12, 2018. He was born in Lee County, SC, son of the late Edwin Simeon and Alice Elise Lee Barnes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years Georgia Estelle Watkins Barnes, 4 sisters and 1 brother. He was a member of Westgate Masonic Lodge #738 and the Metrolina Shrine Club. He loved to golf, fish and had a roaring sense of humor.
He is survived by his children Teresa B. West and husband Lee of Mint Hill, Gerald Garth Barnes of Stanley, and Leslie B. Singleton and husband Buzz of Stanley. 6 grandchildren Iva Elise Barnes, Emily Pendleton Barnes, Luke Christopher Barnes, Michael Phillips West, Hallie Rhay West, Logan Dale Singleton. 3 sisters Iris Cox, Ida Lee Lockridge and Nell Fetner.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Barnes will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Mount Holly. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow at Forest Lawn West Cemetery in Charlotte. The family will receive friends from 12:30-2:00pm prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oxford Orphanage or Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte.
Masonic Home for Children at Oxford
600 College Street, Oxford NC 27565
Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte
PO Box 470408, Charlotte NC 28247