CHARLESTON -- Kevin Lee Barnes, age 50 of Charleston, left his earthly body on Monday, August 5, 2019. Visitation will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Life In Christ Fellowship, 7700 Deerpath Road in Charleston. The Memorial Service will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday with Pastor Mike Loy officiating. Donations in his honor may be made to Adams Funeral Chapel to assist his family with final expenses and mailed to 2330 Shawnee Dr., Charleston, IL 61920.
Kevin was born on January 12, 1969 in Charleston, Illinois, the son of David Lynn Barnes and Barbara Jean (Ashby) Barnes. He married Karrie Anne Slightom on December 19, 1987. He is survived by his wife, Karrie Anne Barnes; four children, Kristen Maureen (Barnes) Rardin and husband Andy, Kevin Nickolas Barnes, Kevin Jordan Barnes, and Kabrina LeeAnne Barnes and her special friend, Rogelio “Roy” Reyes, all of Charleston; four grandchildren, Ziggens Lee Kidwell, Garrus Kane Rardin, Azyri Fae Rardin, and Nico Starling Barnes; his mother, Barbara Jean Barnes; two brothers, Jeremy Scott Barnes and Cory Lynn Barnes; his grandmother, Edith Barnes; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Kevin was also a father figure to many other “sons and daughters”. He was preceded in death by his father.
Kevin was in the Class of 1987 at Charleston High School. He was most recently employed and treated like family by Lester Buildings where he ran the hardware department. He is loved and deeply missed by all who knew him.
Condolences may be left for Kevin’s family at www.adamsfuneralchapel.com.