Robert was born in Cohagen, MT on July 17, 1940 to John J. Barnes and Helen Sineclar Barnes. 

He was called from this earthly life by his Heavenly Father on December 13, 2018. 

He became an educator at an early age, teaching in one room school houses in Montana and later moved to McDermitt, NV to continue his 40 year teaching career.

He was known for his love of game playing, music, dancing and quick wit. He was married to the love of his life Mary Ady Barnes for 23 years and they raised six children together.

Bob is survived by his two sons, Robert Barnes of Elko, NV, Steven Barnes of McDermitt, NV; his three daughters, Marion Gibson of McDermitt, NV, Sheryl Gibson of Battle Mountain, NV, Ellie Myers (Tim) of Baker City, OR; his five grandchildren, Tildon, Courtney, Dustin, Madison, Shannon; his nine great grandchildren; his bother, Jim Barnes of Miles City, MT; his sister Kay Collins (Jerry) of Cohagen, MT; his sister in law, Karen Barnes.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; John Barnes and Helen Barnes Jenrich; his beloved wife Mary Ady Barnes on July 24, 2000; his two sons/ Tod Gibson and Wayne Gibson, and his brother Allen Barnes. 

Memorial Services for Robert “Bob” Barnes, 78 of Roanoke, LA will be held at McDermitt Community Hall on July 13, 2019 at 11:30 am