Vernon Eugene Barnes, 72 of Beachville, Maryland, departed this earthly life and went Home to be with the Lord on April 8, 2013. Vernon was born on September 1, 1940 to his late parents, Mary Katherine Barnes and late Otto Lee. He received his education from Cardinal Gibbons Institute, Ridge, Md.
Vernon was a quiet, calm and humble man. He was a faithful church-goer and he attended mass every Sunday at St. Peter Claver Church. For many years, Vernon worked on the water as an oysterman. In addition, he shucked oysters every year at the St. Mary’s County Fair. During his leisure time, Vernon enjoyed going to the movies, watching westerns on TV, loved working in his garden and especially enjoyed spending time and going places with his grandchildren and friend, Mary Alice.
Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, Otto Lee and Mary Katherine Barnes; four brothers, Roland Barnes, Bernard Barnes, Floyd Barnes and Eugene Barnes and two sisters, Hilda Barnes and Mary V. Barnes.
He leaves to cherish his memories his son, Eugene (VB) Barnes, Jr.; six grandchildren, Eugene (EJ) Barnes, Corey Barnes, Daezha Boyd, Jykiel Barnes, Marquisha Thomas and Keyshawn Barnes; two sisters, Ida Briscoe and Geneva Milburn; one brother, John Barnes; a very dear friend, Mary Alice Somerville and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Family will unite with friends on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 10:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at St. Peter Claver Church, 16922 St. Peter Claver Church Rd., St. Inigoes, MD. Interment will be at the church cemetery.