R. Lee Barnes, 58, born September 27th, 1963 in St. Petersburg, Florida and passed away on May 11th, 2022 in Holiday, Florida. Son of Jean VanDerhoff and the late Richard Barnes. Left to cherish his memory are his Wife Patty Barnes, Son Daniel Barnes, Step-Son Kurtis McCoy, Mother and Step-Father Jean and Bill VanDerhoff, Sister and her Husband Sharon and Ken Katona, Brother in-Law and his Wife Ron and Kim McCoy and his Nieces, Nephews, Great Nephews, along with his Cousins and many close friends who were like family to him.
He was a joker with a generous heart of gold, never hesitant to help people out. He loved his job working in Telecommunications for 33 years. Whatever he set his mind to, he was determined to get done. He was soft spoken, but would always say whatever was on his mind. He was an avid sportsman (fishing, boating, riding, and more) and loved spending time with friends and family.
If you would like to make a donation in honor of R. Lee Barnes, please make payable to The Cops for Kids, Inc. at 555 E Harrison St, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689 or the Humane Society of Tampa Bay at 3607 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33607.