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Francis R. "Buster" Barnes, III

September 23, 1949 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Francis R. "Buster" Barnes, III Obituary

Francis R. “Buster” Barnes, III, age 74, of Evansville, IN, passed away at 4:51 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2024, at Heart to Heart Hospice Center, surrounded by family.

Buster was born September 23, 1949, in Evansville, IN, to Francis R. Barnes, Jr. and Josephine M. (Megar) Barnes. He graduated from Harrison High School in 1967. Buster then went on to attended Carson-Newman College and Lockyear Business College. He retired from Casino Aztar as a Blackjack Dealer.

Buster is survived by his son, Adam H. Barnes; sister, Betty Jo Bell (Albert); and long-time friend, Vince Taylor.

Buster is preceded in death by his parents; and loving wife of 49 years, Beverly Barnes in 2018.

There will be no services. Burial will be private.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Chemo Buddies at 3700 Bellemeade Avenue Suite 118, Evansville, IN 47714.

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