Charlie Coy ‘Uncle Coy’ Barnes Sr.

Published 10:42 am Thursday, May 7, 2015

Charlie Coy “Uncle Coy” Barnes Sr., 83, of Advance,  died May 4, 2015, at Forsyth Medical Center after a brief illness.

He was born to Jim Barnes and Mattie Minor Barnes May 27, 1931, in Davie County. He was the youngest of 10 children: Howard, Annie,  Calvin,  Alma,  Green,  Homer,  Tom, Jay, and Betty.  He was the last living child. He married Velna Nan Wilson on Feb. 14, 1953, and they made their home in Advance where they raised five children. He served three years in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and was honorably discharged as sergeant. The remaining years of his life were devoted to family and farming.  He enjoyed hunting with his grandsons, Chance and Ethan, and month-long fishing trips with family, friends, and the “fishing buddies” at Kure Pier. He was a member of the Farm Bureau, FSA, and Pork Producers Board. He was a lifelong member of Bailey’s Chapel United Methodist Church. He served as lay leader  and Sunday school teacher.

Survivors: his wife, Nan of the home; children, Charlie Coy Barnes Jr. of Atlanta, Ga. and Cloverdale, Calif.,   Donna Kaye Barnes Boger (Lynn), Tim Barnes, Brent   (Linda) Barnes, and Todd (Andra) Barnes, all of Advance;  grandchildren, Chance (Lauren) Barnes, Meggan Barnes   (Peter Tran), Lindley Bess, Ethan Barnes, and Hunter Kate Barnes; many nieces, nephews, friends and fishing buddies.

His family received visitors at Eaton Funeral Home in Mocksville, Wednesday, May 6. Funeral service was May 7 at 11 a.m. at Bailey’s Chapel United Methodist Church,   conducted by the Rev. Charles Turner. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials: Bailey’s Chapel Methodist Men Fund, c/o Stephen Barnes, 772 Bailey’s Chapel Road, Advance.