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David Barnes

January 1, 1933 - June 9, 2018
Traverse City, MI



Sunday, July 15, 2018
2:00 PM EDT
Presbyterian Church of Traverse City
701 Westminster Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 946-5680


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 15829
Arlington, VA 22215
(800) 342-2383
Web Site


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
Driving Directions
Web Site

Blossom Shop
1023 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 932-9470
Driving Directions
Web Site

Flower Station
341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-1742
Driving Directions
Web Site

Lilies Of The Alley
227 E. State St - Alley
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 360-3620
Web Site

1223 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 946-8635

Life Story / Obituary


David E. Barnes, 85, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully, June 9, 2018 at Munson Hospice House with his loving family by his side.

David was born to Earl and Martha Barnes on January 1, 1933 in Newark, Ohio. On February 1, 1952, he married Barbara Westbrook in Mt. Pleasant, where they lived until moving to Traverse City in 1978. With his wife, Barbara, they raised five children.

Following graduation from high school, David worked for Roosevelt Refinery and later in furniture sales in Mt. Pleasant. After moving to Traverse City, David worked briefly in real estate.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; sons, Devon (Terry) of North Carolina, Mitchell of Traverse City, Dan (Mary) of Williamsburg, Bill of Traverse City and daughter, Holly (Gordon) of Grand Rapids.

David was known for his wit and love of a good story. He was an avid sports fan and long time fan of the Detroit Tigers.

Memorial Services will be held 2pm, Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the Presbyterian Church of Traverse City. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made to the Diabetes Association are appreciated. Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.