John Steven Barnes


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Caribou - John Steven Barnes, 68, died unexpectedly February 4, 2019, at his Caribou residence following a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Presque Isle, August 30, 1950, the son of the late Otis and Anna (Cumming) Barnes.
John was a graduate of Fort Fairfield high school, received his BS Degree in Management from Ricker College and served with the US Navy during Vietnam. He retired from the Caribou School Department, serving as the Chief Boiler Operator for many years. He married Lois Doody June 22, 1974. John was an avid golfer and truly enjoyed spending time with family and friends at gatherings at his home. He was a member of Caribou Lodge #170 A.F. & A.M., as well as the Anah Temple Shrine.
Surviving in addition to his wife Lois of Caribou, are three brothers, Dale Barnes and wife Jan of Deatsville, Alabama, Alan Barnes of Washburn and Neil Barnes of Presque Isle; Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Larry and Louise Adams of Caribou, Larry Doody and Todd and Beth Doody all of Washburn, several nieces and nephews and his special feline companion Jackson.
Friends may call at the Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir Street, Caribou, Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 12:00 noon until time of services. Funeral services will be held from the Chapel of the funeral home at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Ron Rosser officiating. Interment will be at the Northern Maine Veterans' Cemetery. Friends who wish to contribute in John's memory may do so through the Jefferson Cary Cancer Clinic, P.O. Box 89, Caribou, Maine 04736.
Published on February 5, 2019
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13 posts

Jeanne Cyr
Feb 14, 2019
Lois, I am so very sorry to hear of John's passing. I'll sure miss seeing him pass by the house everyday in his green jeep. Such a wonderful and kind man!
Brent and Susan Boulier
Feb 09, 2019
Lois, so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a character. We had some good times. Thinking of you.
Chuck Beidelman
Feb 09, 2019
Lois, I'm so sorry to hear of John's passing. I know how difficult it is to lose the one you love. He was a good man and will be remembered and missed by many. God bless.
Connie & Roger
Feb 08, 2019
Thinking of you with much Love and Healing thoughts .... May your find comfort with your precious memories ....
Rev Dale and Jan Barnes
Feb 08, 2019
We wish we could have spent more time together. But living so far away made it difficult. May the Lord comfort you Lois in these days.
Paula and Kevin Giles
Feb 07, 2019
Lois, We are so deeply sorry to hear about John. Please let us know if we can do anything for you...
You are in our thoughts and prayers
Doug and Pat
Feb 07, 2019
Lois, we are so sorry to hear of John's passing. If there was anyone who could make you laugh, it was John. He always had a joke to tell. We have many good memories of times spent together. If there is anything we can do for you, don't hesitate to call.
Gary and Linda Withers
Feb 06, 2019
Lois, so sorry to hear that John has passed. We will miss him at our annual gatherings. Good Bless
Enola and Vern Boyce
Feb 06, 2019
Lois, Our heartfelt condolences to you and the family. John was a fine man and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Please know we will have you in thought and prayer at this difficult time.
Sharon and Jim Grass
Feb 06, 2019
Lois, I am so sorry for your loss there is no words can say that's going to bring him back, but remember he is in a far better place!
Kathy Tamburello and Mark Durinski
Feb 05, 2019
Lois, Sorry to hear about John. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Shelley O'Rourke
Feb 05, 2019
So sad to hear of John's passing. His dad Otis and my dad Lenwood were brothers. Many fond memories of our childhood together. Praying for all the family.
Feb 05, 2019