Robin Lynn Barnes

November 1, 1967 - August 26, 2019

Robin Lynn Barnes, 51, went home to be with his Creator on Aug. 26, 2019. He passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully in his sleep at home in Fort Myers Beach, FL where he had enjoyed the sunshine and warm weather for the majority of his adult life.

Robin was born in Iron Mountain, MI on Nov. 1, 1967 to James and LaVerne Barnes, the baby boy of seven children. Known as Barney to his friends, he was an Eastsider who attended Iron Mountain Public Schools and graduated in 1985.

Robin played saxophone like his dad, wrestled, and enjoyed playing football in the yard with his three brothers and his friends. He loved to have fun and always had a big smile on his face and a kind word for people. You would be hard-pressed to find a person who did not like him. Everyone enjoyed being around Robin and has funny stories to tell about a time they shared with him. We will all miss that distinct and funny laugh of his.

He loved to garden and talk about nature and gardening; a passion he shared with his daughter, Kalline. His friends joked that you could put a seed in his hand and it would begin to sprout. He made everything beautiful and appreciated the beauty around him; always taking and sharing photos of flowers, nature, sunsets, and animals.

Robin was the coolest guy, a good and trusted friend, and a most beloved family member. You can’t help but smile when you think about him. He will be dearly missed and always remembered by everyone who knew him.

He is survived by his daughter Kalline Barnes; siblings Hope Ann (Steve) Blagec, Terry (Joanne) Barnes, Lori (John) Rodda, Kevin Barnes, Tammy Barnes, and Shawn Barnes (Nicole Caramella); nieces and nephews, Tracy, Tara (Jeremy Coss), and Trinity Blagec, Charmaine (Brian) Sims, James and Haily Rodda, Nicole (Chris) Rockafellow, Kailey Barnes, Shane Barnes, Shannon (Tony) Sleik, Brandon (Felicia) Aman, Sierra and Lexi Sims, Gwen and Grace Rockafellow, Keagen Aman; aunts, uncles, cousins, and good friends Larry and Peggy Agar.

Robin is preceded in death by his parents and his great-niece, Katelyn Blagec.

Visitation will be from 10am-12pm Thursday, Sept. 19 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Iron Mountain. A Memorial Service will be held at 12pm with a luncheon to follow. Robin’s niece, Rev. Tracy Blagec, will officiate.


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