Raymond W. Barnes Jr., 76

APRIL 26, 1936-MARCH 25, 2013

March 26, 2013
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Raymond William Barnes Jr., 76, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away March 25, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born April 26, 1936, in Greencastle, Pa., he was the son of the late Raymond William Barnes Sr. and Jennie N. Stoner Barnes.

He was employed by Mack Trucks, Inc., for 38 years, retiring Feb. 1, 2005. He had various other jobs before going to Mack.

He was a lifetime member of Greencastle Rescue Hose Co.; a member of American Legion, Greencastle Post 373 (Frank L. Carbaugh Home Association); Mount Pisgah Masonic Lodge No. 443, Greencastle; Harrisburg Consistory, Harrisburg, Pa.; Mack Trucks U. A. W. Local 171; Scottish Rite Free Masonry NMJ; and AARP.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Kay (Rhodes) Barnes; three children, Kathy Cordell and husband, Doug, Kevin Barnes and wife, Virginia, and Kerrie Petrunak and husband, Robert, all of Greencastle; two stepchildren, Ronnie Mongan and husband, Jeff, and Tonya Poplin, all of Hagerstown; two granddaughters, whom he and his wife were raising, Samantha Poplin and Sarah Blair, at home; five grandchildren, Emily Mongan, Shawn Cordell, Amanda O’Keefe and husband, James, and Kimberly Lewis and husband, Carl, and Taylor Petrunak; two great-grandchildren, Micah and Sarah; two step-great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Jack; one brother, Robert Barnes and wife, Pam, of Chambersburg, Pa.; two sisters, Nancy Henry and husband Daryl, and Karen Barnes, all of Greencastle.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Cynthia Ruth Poplin-Blair.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Craig Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to help defray funeral expenses.

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