Gene Maurice Barnes
June 24, 1966 – August 26, 2016
Gene Maurice Barnes, age 50, of Newark, DE, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 24, 1966, Gene was a son of the late Charles T. Barnes, Sr. and Rosemary (Smith) Hitchner. He was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Gene made his career as a landscaper for many years.
He developed a true passion for martial arts and spent many hours both learning about and practicing the sport. In his leisure time, Gene enjoyed creative writing. He adored music of all kinds and according to his family “knew every lyric to every song imaginable.” Gene will be dearly missed by his loved ones and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles, Sr. Gene is survived by his mother, Rosemary; siblings, Charles T. Barnes (Cynthia), Robert Barnes and John Barnes; 3 nieces, Brianna Barnes, Shannon Barnes and Loni Hux; 2 nephews, Robert Barnes, Jr. and Daniel Barnes; 3 great nephews; and a great niece.
Services will be held privately.