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Michael Lee Barnes

October 31, 1948 June 10, 2020
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Michael Lee Barnes, 71, husband of Vada Chapman Barnes, passed away Wednesday, June tenth, 2020 after a long illness. Mike was born October 31, 1948, in Estill County. He was the son of the late Ace and Midgy Barnes. Mike was a retired employee of the CSX Railroad, retiring in 2008 after 38 years of service. He served on the local school board for 12 years, and was the chairman of the board for 4 years. He was an Army veteran, a member of the American Legion, the Kiwanis Club and Irvine First Church of the Nazarene. Mike enjoyed the outdoors, and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and bargain hunter. He was a family man, and a good friend to many. He was preceded in death by his sons Mikie Norton, and Daryl Barnes; his step-mother Norma Barnes; and a brother Pete Barnes.

Other than his wife of 47 years, Vada, Mike is survived by his daughters Leah Wiseman, and Mickey (Kenny) Tucker; three grandsons Derick (Jo Ellen) Norton, Boone Tucker, and Dean Tucker; two granddaughters Morgan (Justin) Adekoya, and Hannah Wiseman; two great-grandsons Hagan Norton and Levi Norton; his brother Boone (Andrea) Barnes.

Services will be held at Lewis Funeral Home, Sunday, June 14th at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow in the Barnes Cemetery, with military honors. Friends may call anytime after 6:00 pm Saturday.

The family would like to ask in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to any of the following: Kiwanis Club, Relay for Life, or Irvine First Church of the Nazarene in his memory.

Pallbearers will be Derick Norton, Matthew Combs, Boone Tucker, Dean Tucker, Kenny Tucker, Joe Moore and Rick Shastid.

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13

Jun

6:00 PM 6/13/2020 6:00:00 PM
Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals

224 Main Street
Irvine, KY 40336

Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals
224 Main Street Irvine 40336 KY
United States

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Sunday

14

Jun

2:00 PM 6/14/2020 2:00:00 PM
Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals

224 Main Street
Irvine, KY 40336

Lewis-Abner Home for Funerals
224 Main Street Irvine 40336 KY
United States
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