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David William Barnes Sr

Passed Away on August 31, 2017


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David William Barnes Sr, 63, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away, Thursday, August 31th, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.

David was born in Fresno California to parents Ellsworth and Juanita Barnes in 1954. Dave was a Master plumber for his entire adult life. Dave loved to entertain his family and friends at his home in Mesa AZ that he shared with his wife Meg (Vassallo) Barnes. He was the “King” of deep fried turkeys at Thanksgiving block parties. It was always one of Dave’s dreams to travel the United States and live in a RV. For the last 2 years he’s been doing just that, visiting and making new friends & family along the way. He traveled with Meg, his Australian Shepherd Red and his 2 cats Dusty and Mr Grey.

He is proceeded in death by his parents Ellsworth & Juanita Barnes. He is survived by his wife Meg (Vassallo) Barnes. His sons David Barnes Jr (daughter-in-law  Amanda Barnes) of San Tan Valley AZ and Bobby Barnes (daughter-in-law Melissa Barnes) of San Tan Valley AZ. Sisters Joyce Clarke (brother-in-law Clyde Clarke) of Reedley CA, Sharon Rosa of Clovis, CA and Sandy Rogers (brother-in-law Tom Rogers) of Fresno, CA. Grandchildren David Barnes III of Fresno, CA, Zachary Penrod of Globe, AZ, Madison Barnes and Masen Barnes of San Tan Valley, AZ. Great Granddaughter Alyna Marie Adine of Fresno, CA, and Isabella Barnes of Fresno, CA and many other nieces and nephews.

He shall be missed by all.

Memorial service will be held September 8th at 11am at Mountain View Mortuary Chapel 7900 E Main Mesa AZ 85207. A Celebration of Life party will be held immediately following at Handlebar J’s Bar & Grill 7116 E Becker Ln Scottsdale AZ 85254

In Lieu of flowers please make a donation in Dave’s name to American Cancer Society, Hospice of the Valley or Best Friends Animal Society.

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  1. Pat Sellers says:

    Tom and I are glad that we got to spend time with you both when you came to Ohio in July. We will miss his smile and stories. Love Tom & Pat Sellers

  2. Jocelyn Sautter says:

    We are so sad for your loss. We donated in Dave’s memory to ACS. I posted the donation to your facebook pages we didn’t have your email or mailing address. Stay strong! Sincerely, Todd and Jocelyn

  3. Vicki and Ted Dees says:

    Meg,
    Our love and prayers are with you at this most difficult time! We are so glad we had one last hurrah with you and Dave last month before his passing. We will truly miss him! What a great guy!
    Love,
    Ted and Vicki

  4. Glenda Unzicker & Michael Coughlin says:

    I am sorry for your loss. You both have had challenges the last few years, it is wonderful that Dave was able to travel the country and fill his dream.

  5. Jim Clarke says:

    Aunt Meg, Rita and I feel so lucky that we got to spend time with you both and got to see some wonderful sights. We will truly miss him. Love you.

  6. Kyle Hemphill says:

    Meg, We give love to you and all your the family. We pray for your comfort… very grateful for the times we have met Dave at those great parties Dave’s Bar…
    Love ,
    Norm and Kyle

  7. Angela Groves McKillips says:

    Meg, you are forever on my mind and in my prayers! I am so glad you and Dave were able to make such wonderful memories together. That is something no one can take from you…those memories are yours to cherish. Hang onto them and on the days you feel low, tap into them and remember all the love, joy, and happiness you two shared together. The love you two had, is rare, something alot of people don’t ever get to experience. You had an unconditional love. And I know he will forever live on in your heart! ❤

  8. Meg Barnes says:

    Thank you Angie!

  9. Meg Barnes says:

    Thank you Kyle & Norman, Love you guys

  10. Meg Barnes says:

    Thank you Jim & Rita, yes we did make some wonderful memories that will live on forever. love you both

  11. Meg Barnes says:

    Thank you Glenda & Michael

  12. Meg Barnes says:

    Thank you Vicki & Ted, yes he will be truly missed. I;m glad we made that last trip to say goodbye! Love you both

  13. Meg Barnes says:

    Thank you Todd & Jocelyn for your donation & kind words.

  14. Meg Barnes says:

    Thank you Pat & Tom. I’m glad we made that last trip to see you all! Love you both

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David William Barnes Sr

Passed Away on August 31, 2017


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David William Barnes Sr, 63, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away, Thursday, August 31th, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.

David was born in Fresno California to parents Ellsworth and Juanita Barnes in 1954. Dave was a Master plumber for his entire adult life. Dave loved to entertain his family and friends at his home in Mesa AZ that he shared with his wife Meg (Vassallo) Barnes. He was the “King” of deep fried turkeys at Thanksgiving block parties. It was always one of Dave’s dreams to travel the United States and live in a RV. For the last 2 years he’s been doing just that, visiting and making new friends & family along the way. He traveled with Meg, his Australian Shepherd Red and his 2 cats Dusty and Mr Grey.

He is proceeded in death by his parents Ellsworth & Juanita Barnes. He is survived by his wife Meg (Vassallo) Barnes. His sons David Barnes Jr (daughter-in-law  Amanda Barnes) of San Tan Valley AZ and Bobby Barnes (daughter-in-law Melissa Barnes) of San Tan Valley AZ. Sisters Joyce Clarke (brother-in-law Clyde Clarke) of Reedley CA, Sharon Rosa of Clovis, CA and Sandy Rogers (brother-in-law Tom Rogers) of Fresno, CA. Grandchildren David Barnes III of Fresno, CA, Zachary Penrod of Globe, AZ, Madison Barnes and Masen Barnes of San Tan Valley, AZ. Great Granddaughter Alyna Marie Adine of Fresno, CA, and Isabella Barnes of Fresno, CA and many other nieces and nephews.

He shall be missed by all.

Memorial service will be held September 8th at 11am at Mountain View Mortuary Chapel 7900 E Main Mesa AZ 85207. A Celebration of Life party will be held immediately following at Handlebar J’s Bar & Grill 7116 E Becker Ln Scottsdale AZ 85254

In Lieu of flowers please make a donation in Dave’s name to American Cancer Society, Hospice of the Valley or Best Friends Animal Society.

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14 responses to “David William Barnes Sr”

  1. Pat Sellers says:

    Tom and I are glad that we got to spend time with you both when you came to Ohio in July. We will miss his smile and stories. Love Tom & Pat Sellers

  2. Jocelyn Sautter says:

    We are so sad for your loss. We donated in Dave’s memory to ACS. I posted the donation to your facebook pages we didn’t have your email or mailing address. Stay strong! Sincerely, Todd and Jocelyn

  3. Vicki and Ted Dees says:

    Meg,
    Our love and prayers are with you at this most difficult time! We are so glad we had one last hurrah with you and Dave last month before his passing. We will truly miss him! What a great guy!
    Love,
    Ted and Vicki

  4. Glenda Unzicker & Michael Coughlin says:

    I am sorry for your loss. You both have had challenges the last few years, it is wonderful that Dave was able to travel the country and fill his dream.

  5. Jim Clarke says:

    Aunt Meg, Rita and I feel so lucky that we got to spend time with you both and got to see some wonderful sights. We will truly miss him. Love you.

  6. Kyle Hemphill says:

    Meg, We give love to you and all your the family. We pray for your comfort… very grateful for the times we have met Dave at those great parties Dave’s Bar…
    Love ,
    Norm and Kyle

  7. Angela Groves McKillips says:

    Meg, you are forever on my mind and in my prayers! I am so glad you and Dave were able to make such wonderful memories together. That is something no one can take from you…those memories are yours to cherish. Hang onto them and on the days you feel low, tap into them and remember all the love, joy, and happiness you two shared together. The love you two had, is rare, something alot of people don’t ever get to experience. You had an unconditional love. And I know he will forever live on in your heart! ❤

  8. Meg Barnes says:

    Thank you Angie!

  9. Meg Barnes says:

    Thank you Kyle & Norman, Love you guys

  10. Meg Barnes says:

    Thank you Jim & Rita, yes we did make some wonderful memories that will live on forever. love you both

  11. Meg Barnes says:

    Thank you Glenda & Michael

  12. Meg Barnes says:

    Thank you Vicki & Ted, yes he will be truly missed. I;m glad we made that last trip to say goodbye! Love you both

  13. Meg Barnes says:

    Thank you Todd & Jocelyn for your donation & kind words.

  14. Meg Barnes says:

    Thank you Pat & Tom. I’m glad we made that last trip to see you all! Love you both

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