Lewis Lott Barnes ’53

Lewis Lott Barnes Sr., 89, of Collinsville, Va. passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021. He was born on January 13, 1932, to the late Russ Barnes and Mary Groome Barnes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ruth Stanley, Petey Shaw, and Virginia Berry; and brothers, Harry Barnes and Henry Barnes.

Mr. Barnes graduated from Davidson College and served in the United States Army. He worked with Stanley Furniture as Vice President of Personnel then started the Barnes & Company in 1974, and was an employer in Henry County for over 45 years. Mr. Barnes was an avid golfer and supporter of Bassett Country Club.

He is survived by his wife, Joanna Clark Barnes; daughter, Eleanor Barnes Ward of Houston, Texas; son, Lewis Barnes Jr. of St. Augustine, Fla.; stepdaughters, Danielle Evans of Stuart, Va., Lindsey Dunne of New Castle, Va., and Leslie Martin of Ashville, N.C.; and grandchildren, Chase Barnes, Kristina Ward, and Anna Dunne.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel with Pastor Robert Kallam officiating. Entombment will be at the Roselawn Abbey following the service.

Norris Funeral Services & Crematory in Martinsville, Va. is serving the Barnes family. Online condolences can be made at www.norrisfuneral.com

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