Herbert Eugene Barnes
January 1, 1970 - June 16, 2017

Herbert E. Barnes of Leland, NC passed away on June 16, 2017. He was born on June 5, 1940 in Orlando, Florida to Walter Sr. and Louise Barnes. He graduated from Jones High School in Orlando. He then attended Florida A & M in Tallahassee where he earned his Bachelors degree. He received a Masters degree from Oklahoma University. Herb proudly served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Fort Amador, Panama; Fort Ord, California; Fort Bragg, North Carolina and a number of other bases. He received the Purple Heart for his injuries sustained in the Vietnam War. He ended his military service ranked as a Major.

Herbert was an avid golfer. His love for golf started while stationed in the Panama Canal Zone. He also golfed on several courses throughout the U. S. and other countries. When he moved to Leland, NC, he co-founded the Two Times A Month (TTAM) golf group with his longtime friend Tracy Love. He proudly served as President of TTAM until his illness. When he wasn’t golfing, he was watching golf on TV. He was a news junkie, history buff and loved to discuss current events. His love for travel took him all over the world including Japan, Italy, Greece, Panama, Alaska, Hawaii and throughout the United States. He passed his love of travel onto his children.

Herbert is survived by his loving wife Veronica Barnes of Leland, his daughters, Tanya Barnes of Los Angeles CA; Stephanie Barnes of Cleveland Heights, OH; Andrea Barnes of Seminole, FL; stepson Scott Jefferson of Cleveland, OH and brother Walter Barnes, Jr. of Columbia, MD. He also leaves behind six grandchildren, one great-grandson and a host of relatives and friends.

Herbert was predeceased by his mother, father and brother Simuel. The family would like to thank the support given by his neighbors, friends, Lower Cape Fear Hospice and members of Johnson Chapel AME Zion Church.

The Memorial Service for Herbert Barnes will be held on Wednesday, June 21,2017 at 11:00 am. at Johnson Chapel AME Zion Church 1882 Lincoln Road NE, Leland, NC 28451 the phone number is 910-371-0037

Cremation arrangements are in the care of Coastal Cremations. Please share memories and condolences with the family by clicking on "Share a Memory."


  • Linda Posted June 20, 2017 10:03 am

    To the Barnes Girls – My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. I pray for God to give you strength. Your Dad is in heaven, and is one of God’s special angel and his spirit will be with you always. Take special care. Love, Linda

  • Laura Mann Posted June 20, 2017 5:13 pm

    To Andrea and her siblings – I was able to meet your father, play golf with him, share a lunch and political discussion with him, all of which I enjoyed. Am glad I had that opportunity. My condolences on your loss.

  • Jack Krumhansl Posted June 23, 2017 8:09 pm

    Ronnie and Herb’s Children –

    Herb was a wonderful guy and just a great person to know. He was “the Big Guy” at the City of Cleveland’s Community Development Department -.where I was proud to work with him for nearly 20 years. An expert in working in the neighborhoods, he was a staunch friend who always stood behind his staff.Take care, my friend….

    Jack Krumhansl
    Cleveland, Ohio

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