Ronald Glenn Barnes

November 17, 1937 - June 3, 2019
Ronald Glenn Barnes

Ron Barnes, son of Nancy and Boyd Barnes, was a wonderful man. He was a loving father to his daughter, Arona, who was named after him and his son, Slayde.

He loved his grandkids Loric and Lila and tried not to miss any sporting events or church festivity they were involved in. He also loved all the precious pets in the family: Elfie, Symba, Henri, Callie, Chance and Remy. Remy loved sitting on his granddad’s lap.

Ron never knew a stranger. He was very outgoing, and he was always the life of the party. He loved to play golf anytime he could and was most proud to get a plaque for a hole-in-one!

Ron graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1959. He spent his first tour of duty in NC on the Mendota. His second tour of duty was in Norfolk, VA on the Chincoteague. His roaming soul soon decided to resign from the Coast Guard and attend graduate school at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He was hired directly out of Rensselaer by Xerox Corporation and sent to a sales position in NC. After less than a year, he was hired as a Xerox Training Director based out of Charlotte, NC. Ron later started a public company called Uniproof. After this he went into the retail toy business. He ran six toy stores in Atlanta, much to his children’s delight!

In his later years he had various sales jobs. Hopefully he will find everything he needs on the other side. He will surely be missed on this side.

There are no services scheduled at this time.

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  • June 05, 2019
    dave says:
    I am so sorry for your loss , Loosing a loved one is traumatic and very difficult. However the Bible says at Rev. 21:4 - “ And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” May the God who gives us this comfort be with the family at this time.

  • June 12, 2019
    Ruthanne Rhodes says:
    I have known Ron for a long, long time and have never seen him angry with or unkind to anyone. He was a pleasure and lots of fun to be around. I will miss him. a lot.

  • June 14, 2019
    Lynette O'Callaghan says:
    I met Ron when I first moved to Wilmington in 1990. Ron always had a smile on his face and always wanted to know how you were doing. After moving to Wilmington I quickly became friends with Arona , Ron's daughter. It was very apparent after spending time with Ron he adored his wife and children. Ron was always such a kind, sweet man, he will be missed, R.I.P. Sweet Prince.

  • June 19, 2019
    Shane Boney says:
    I am blessed at having the opportunity to have known Ron Barnes. He and I shared quite a few enjoyable and interesting conversations. It was always a pleasure to see and speak with Ron. He was always kind and considerate to me and I am grateful to have known him. Thankful for the memories, Love and Prayers, With Deepest sympathy, Shane Boney & The Boney Family

  • June 25, 2019
    Barbara Stevens says:
    Ron will be miss by the family of Elderhaus Day Care center. Ron always would listen at everyone conservativel tell what he likes. He like all the activities and food at the center. He is truly miss. To the family we love you all our prayers goes out to the family.