SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Lee Randall Barnes, 80, of Salem, died at 9:05 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2019, at his home following a one-year illness.
He was born on March 15, 1939, in Salem, Ohio, son of the late Albert and Lena (Kegg) Barnes. He was a lifetime area resident.
Lee was a self-employed carpenter.
He enjoyed being outside hunting, fishing and trapping. Lee was very well known for catching and preparing snapping turtles for soup. There were many folks in the area who would deliver him large turtles.
Lee was All-State basketball his sophomore year with Berlin Center. He also enjoyed college football and followed The Ohio State Buckeyes. The tractor pulls at Bunker Hill was a favorite place to visit.
Lee is survived by his wife, the former Joyce E. Harmon, whom he married on June 4, 1959; his children, Lori (Robert) Koher of Salem, Susan (Tim) Hull of North Jackson, Scott (Kim) Barnes of Salem and Lisa (Jerry) Finney of Lordstown; siblings, Betty Hull of Warren, Barbara Bates, Norita McGuire and Charlene McGuire, all of Salem; four grandchildren, Joshua Lee Koher, Clayton Hull, Sierra Hull, Cheyene Finney and one great-grandchild, Gracie Adkins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, James, Edward and Raymond Barnes.
It was Lee’s wishes that there be no visitation or services.
Donations can be made to Ohio Living Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Building E, Suite 201, Canfield, OH 44406.
Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.