Dale Barnes passed away peacefully Monday, April 25, 2016 at the home of his brother in West Springfield, Mass. He was born February 3, 1953 to David and Alice Barnes at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
Dale was a retired chef, having graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. He began his career in Boston, Mass. and 35 years later, retired from the Jacksonville Inn. He was currently serving as National Director of Sales for MycoFormulas.
He enjoyed cooking creative meals, gardening, camping, and most important, being of service to friends and family. He always had a hug and a blessing for everyone. Dale was very much a “people person;” he touched many lives and will be greatly missed. Dale was a treasured member of the Huetter family.
Dale is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Margaret (Huetter) Barnes; sons, Peter (Stacie) and Zachary (Amber); daughter, Grace; brother, David Barnes (Gail); and four grandchildren, Cedar, Charis, Olivia, and Esme. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Peggy.
A celebration of life was held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Applegate Christian Fellowship in Jacksonville.
From Mail Tribune, May 1, 2016.