Larry Howard Barnes



Larry Howard Barnes, 83, of Knightstown, IN passed away peacefully on the evening of Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at Greenfield Health Care Center.

He was born on “nine – twenty – 19 and 39” in Paoli, IN, son of the late Marshall “Bill” and Ruth (Jones) Barnes.

Larry graduated from Paoli High School and later attended Indiana State and Indiana University earning a Master’s degree. He married the love of his life, Judy Hoesman on June 19, 1960. Larry was a teacher, athletic director, coach, guidance counselor and driver’s education instructor for the Charles A. Beard School Corporation in Knightstown and retired in 2001 after 32 years. He was a faithful member of Knightstown United Methodist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir and with a traveling gospel quartet, Praise. He also honorably received the Knightstown Citizen of the Year award in 1990. Larry had a love for trains and the LA Dodgers.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Judy Barnes; a son, Eric Barnes; a daughter, Angie (James) Holt; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Larry was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, March 20, 2023 at Heritage Funeral Care in Knightstown. Burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 – 1 pm, prior to the service at the funeral home.

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The Hunt family and Heritage Staff are honored to serve the family of Larry Barnes.