Richard Russell Barnes

Feb. 1958 – Dec. 2017
Loving, Devoted Father

About the Service

Celebration of Life in honor of "Bear" will be from 11 am - 2 pm on Sat. Jan. 13, 2017 at Orchard Estates Clubhouse 812 West Clover Road Tracy, CA.

Richard “Bear” Russell Barnes, a loving and devoted father, passed away suddenly this past week. An Army Veteran, Bear was born in Florida to Ronald and Joan Barnes in the winter of 1958.  He was raised with his three siblings Kathryn, Tom and Susan.

Bear had a huge heart and was a very caring man. People enjoyed his friendship.  Bear enjoyed fishing and loved riding his Harley Motorcycle.  Most of all he loved his family with all his heart.  His daughters Jessica and Michelle were the loves of his life and he will be waiting for them in heaven.

Richard is survived by his daughters Jessica Barnes and Michelle (Tyrone) Roberts; step-children Sydney and Gerald Foster, and Tina Hesketh; siblings Kathryn Barnes Glover, Tom Barnes and Susan Bunday; grandchildren Joe and JoeAnthony Jaime, Lachelle Roberts, Noah Sotero and Gabriella Aponte. Richard was preceded in death by his parents.

A  Celebration of Life in honor of “Bear” will be from 11 am – 2 pm on Sat. Jan. 13, 2017 at Orchard Estates Clubhouse 812 West Clover Road Tracy, CA.  Please share your memories on this website.


  1. Oh Bear, I’m still in shock over the news that you have left this world. My mind was thrusted back to when I first met you. You were very sweet and lots of fun. I will always remember how well you could impersonate Billy Idol. You had him down, ‘Rebel Yell’, White Wedding ‘. Those were the days. You worked hard and had fun on your time off. It was always great to see you when you were in town. But I hadn’t seen you for a while but I hope and pray that your last days were filled with laughs and happy thoughts. You loved your girls with all your heart ❤️ and would do anything for them. Show God your impersonation of Billy Idol when you get to heaven, he’ll love it. Bear, my friend, you will be deeply missed. You were a great brother-in-law. Rest In Peace my friend. We will meet again. Hugs and love.

  2. Dad, I will cherish our memories close to my heart, thou so far away so many years you stayed in my heart always. We love you so much dad I still can’t believe your gone I texted you hoping you’d text back an this would be jus a nightmare. Theres so much I still wanted to tell you so many more years to go visit u with ur grandkids, you left to soon dad. Ill understand one day why it was this soon. But for today an the rest of my life I’ll talk to you in my heart cause that’s were you’ll stay!! I LOVE YOU DAD PLEASE WATCH OVER ME JESS N OR FAMILY’S!! TILL WE MEET AGAIN,

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