Melvin Barnes

Hamilton County

Melvin Barnes, 85, of Chattanooga, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.Mr. Barnes was a veteran having served in the United States Navy during World War II and Korea. He retired from TVA after 30 years of employment. Mr. Barnes was a longtime member and deacon of MeadowView Baptist Church. He enjoyed golf and bowling. He was proud of the fact that he bowled a "perfect game."Preceded in death by loving wife of 50 years, Christine Simmons Barnes; brother and four sisters.Survived by son, Kent (Jill) Barnes, of Chattanooga; daughter, Dr. Kristy (Tri) Barnes Le, of High Point, N.C.; son, Paul (Chas) Barnes, of Chattanooga; five grandchildren, Jameson Barnes, Garrett Le, Jacqueline Le, Abrielle and Addison Coleman; two brothers Euell and Malcolm Barnes; several nieces and nephews.A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Al Miller officiating.Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Aug. 26, 2013, at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to MeadowView Baptist Church, 10709 Ooltewah Georgetown Road, Georgetown, TN 37336. Please share your thoughts and memories at are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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