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Rex Clyde Barnes

September 3, 1936 ~ March 23, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Rex Barnes Obituary

Rex Barnes, age 87, of Boone, North Carolina, passed away on March 23, 2024, in Boone. He was born on September 3, 1936, in Boone, NC. Rex served in the U.S. Navy for 8 years.  He was a much-loved husband, father and grandfather.  He loved his family. 

Rex worked as a manager for IRC/TRW in Barbados and Brownsville, Texas. Prior to this, he was an electrical contractor and owned Northwest Electric Service.

He was a little league football coach, enjoyed fishing and riding motorcycles.

Rex is survived by his daughter, Vickie Moore, and grandchildren: Dylan Moore (Lacey), Holly Moore, Colton Moore, Stephanie Davis (Josh). He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Betty Sluder, and Barbara Barnes, as well as his great-grandchildren: Rowen Moore, Landon, Oliver, and Abby Davis.  Also his faithful fur baby:  Briarpatch otherwise known as Mr. Dog.

Rex is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Rebecca Barnes, son Vincent Barnes, brother Tom Barnes, and sister Roberta Miller.

Rex was a member of Foscoe Christian Church. 

There will be a celebration of life service on April 6th at 4 pm at Foscoe Christian Church.Military Honors provided by American Legion Post 130.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Leslie Smith and her staff for the compassionate care given over the years.  Memorials may be made to The Council on Aging, Watauga County, Meals on Wheels.

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