FRED D. "Danny" BARNES, age 75 of Athens, Tenn. went home to be with the Lord, Monday, February 15, 2021,in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville, Tenn. He was native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn., a son of the late; Fred and Gustay Plemons Barnes Brazzell and preceded in death by Step-father: Lemuel Brazzell, Brother: Earl Barnes, Sister: Barbara Barham, and Brother: Richard Barnes. He retired after 30 years working with UPS, a Vietnam Era Veteran of the U. S. Army. He was a member of the Manila Lodge #50, Alhambra Shrine and a 32nd degree Mason. He was a Christian and served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher for many years. He was a member of Delano Baptist Church.
Survivors: Wife of 52 years: Cathy Bradford Barnes of Athens, Tn., Daughter and son-in-law: Kim and Kevin Hoppe of Athens, Tenn., Grandson and fiancee': Nathan Cook and Olivia Kuykendall of Athens, Tenn. Granddaughter: Rachel Cook of Athens, Tenn., Grandson and wife: Ryan and Laura Hoppe of Hixson, Tenn., Brother-in-law: Leroy Barham of Riceville, Tenn., Sister-in-law: Brenda Barnes of Riceville, Tenn. several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, February 18, 2021 in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral with Jamie Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Nathan Cook, Ryan Hoppe, Gavyn Ward, Kevin Hoppe and Kevin Barham. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. Thursday in the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Fred-Barnes Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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