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Raymond Bubba Barnes
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    1447 Folly Road
    Charleston, SC 29412

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“David, Debbie, Travis, Christie, Lynda & Denny,We are so sorry to hear of Bubba's passing and your loss.Brothers, are very special and so was Bubba....Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Glenn Googe - Charleston, SC

“We have been friends since the third grade in grammar school in Williston. He was a true southern gentleman. He will be missed dearly and the flying...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Mike Bull - Dillon, CO - friend

“May the peace that passes all understanding bless the family and keep y'all through this difficult time. Bubba will be greatly missed by all. Rest...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Brooks McGougan - Johns Island SC

“Each of you are in our thoughts and prayers! So sorry for your loss! Caroline and Venning Nolte ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Caroline Bomar Nolte - Williston, SC

“My sympathy for the family ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Jerry Norris - Calhoun, GA

“Each of you are in our prayers. May the peace of our Lord be with you. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Jean and Phil Frederick - SC


Raymond "Bubba" Barnes of Summerville, SC. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ray Barnes, affectionately known as either Bubba or Uncle Bubba to most. Surrounded by family he lost his battle of heart and lung disease at the age of 74 on July 28, 2019.

Born on July 19, 1945 in Charleston, SC, son of the late Raymond Barnes, Sr. and the late Frances Baker. Bubba moved to Williston in second grade and graduated from Williston Elko High School in 1963. He attended The Citadel and USC, helped build the Nucor Plant, and retired from Schueck Steel. Bubba was an airplane enthusiast, a pilot, an avid Gamecock fan, and enjoyed being on the water in is boat. He will always be remembered for his quick wit, his gift of gab, and his fun-loving spirit.

Bubba is preceded in death by his father Ray Barnes, Sr., his mother Frances Baker, his third wife Lynda Lee and his second wife Kate (mother of Tasha).

Bubba is remembered in love by his daughter Tasha (Greg) Richardson, his sister Lynda (Denny) Patrick, his brother David (Debbie) Barnes, his nieces Dana Patrick and Christie (John) Leland, nephew Travis Barnes, a great niece Lucy Barnes, and his first wife, Betty Ellison, In addition to many loving relatives and friends, he will also be missed terribly by his loyal Jack Russell Terrier, Hercules "Herkie".

The family will receive friends on August 1, 2019 in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest in Summerville, SC in a private service.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to one of the following: Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, Hanahan, SC 29406, charlestonanimalsociety.org; Pet Helpers, 1447 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412, pethelpers.org/donate; or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org/donate.

Your memory will remain in our hearts.