MSG. Ed Barnes
Master Sergeant Edward “Sarge” Robert Barnes, 70, of Hixson, passed away June 3, 2019. He retired as a Master Sergeant in the United States Army and proudly served in the Special Forces as a Green Beret. Later he retired from teaching JROTC at Soddy Daisy High School, most recently he had been working part-time at Food City in Dallas Bay. Sarge was a faithful and active member of the Dallas Bay Baptist Church.
His parents, Harvey and Maude Barnes and a sister, Sandra Sedgwick, preceded him in death.
He was survived by his wife of forty seven years, Mary F. Barnes; two daughters, Heather N. Francis and husband, Shawn, Brandy M. Owen and husband, Greg; four grandchildren, Kristen Kirk, Brandon Wise, Hannah Owen and Lainey Francis; great-grandkids, Jackson Kirk, Callahan Kirk and Marynn Kirk; along with his siblings, Bill Barnes, Roy Barnes and wife, Della, George Barnes and wife, Roberta, Jenny Sterling and Anna Frantum
Visitation is 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday. Services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2019 at Williamson & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. David McNabb officiating. Burial will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Military Honors.
Condolences and memories can be shared at www.williamsonandsons.com.
Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.