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Brian Harold Barnes

Jul 3, 1963 - Dec 17, 2017

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Homestead, FL, and Caswell - Brian Harold Barnes, 54, husband of Julie (Hicks) Barnes, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 17, 2017, in Homestead, FL. He was born on July 3, 1963, in Fort Fairfield, the son of Garald F. and Dawn B. (Foss) Barnes. He was a graduate of the Limestone High School, Class of 1981, where he was active in the Future Farmers of America.
He was also a graduate of the NMVTI Diesel Mechanics Program, Class of 1983. Farming was in his blood and was an important part of his life. He worked for several local farmers before moving to Homestead, FL, where he worked for Richards Tractors and Implements and most recently had been employed by South Florida Water Management. Brian loved his family, thoroughly enjoyed his dogs, a good meal, Sunday drives, woodworking in his garage, but most of all he loved going home to Maine. Brian was quick with a joke and a smile, and always had time for his friends.
In addition to his parents, Brian was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, George and Gorgie Foss; paternal grandparents, Harold "Jake" and Louise Barnes; one brother, Michael S. Barnes; and several aunts and uncles. He is survived by his wife, Julie, of Homestead, FL; two stepsons, Joseph Hicks and Daniel Hicks; one stepdaughter, Crystal Hicks, all of Florida; two sisters, Susan J. Barnes of Hookset, NH, Beth Barnes Tilmont and her husband, Scott, and son Eric, all of Limestone; two stepbrothers, Eddie Farrell and his wife, Vicki, of Calais, John Farrell and his wife, Lois, of Princeton; one stepsister, Linda Cropley and her husband, Omar, of Brookton; several step grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to numerous to mention.
Friends may call on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield, where a memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Webster Cemetery, Limestone. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held after the interment at the VFW Paul Lockhart Post Number 6187, Presque Isle Street, Fort Fairfield. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mr. Barnes to the Ronald McDonald House, 250 Brackett Street, Portland, Maine 04102 or to a charity or organization of one's choice.
Published on  December 21, 2017
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