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“I worked with Garry while we were both working for the Grand Trunk. I always enjoyed his friendly and helpful ways. He helped me out so many times...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Peggy McKelvey - Battle Creek, MI

“Trevor I'm so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family. Garry was a great man and I always could count on him for help. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Kevin Crawford - Battle creek, MI

“Kevin and rest of the family, So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. It was nice Kevin to get to know you thru work and found out you was one of...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Phyllis Hoffman - ALBION, MI

“I am sorry to hear about your dad. I have a lot of good memories of him. He helped me out of some funny/not so funny predicaments when I was younger....Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Tamara Corbin (Higgins) - IA

“Sorry to hear of Garry's passing. Sending prayers and thinking of the family during this time. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Blanche Brown - Vermontville, MI


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Garry Gene Barnes of Battle Creek, MI

Garry, age 68, died peacefully at his residence on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

Garry, the son of Howard and Anne (Horton) Barnes, was born in Olivet, MI on February 23, 1952. Garry had been employed as a brakeman/switchman for the Grand Trunk Railroad; served as a volunteer firefighter and had been the Chief of Police in multiple small communities, most recently Nashville, MI.

Garry was an elite baseball player who passed on a career in the major leagues to start a family. He enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing with his three boys. They have many memories of camping and visiting family together when younger. A favorite adventure was traveling to Canada on many hunting and fishing trips. Garry also adopted a daughter, he was very fond of her and enjoyed the time they had together. All of his family would agree he loved his new puppy, Molly Anne the most!!!

Garry is survived by his three sons, Trevor (Debbie) Barnes of Burlington, MI, Kevin and grandson, Dakota Barnes of Battle Creek and Chad (Michelle) and grandchildren Michalla and Drew Barnes of Ceresco, MI; his daughter, Kaysee Barnes and his brother, Judd Barnes of Battle Creek. Garry was preceded in death by his parents.

As per Garry's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek is assisting Garry's family.