Robert 'Bobby' L. Barnes, 50, went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 4, 2005, in Atlanta, Georgia. Beloved son and brother. Survived by his parents, Bill and Rose Marie Barnes; sister, Debra (Richard) Bassi; grandmother, Matilda Borrelli; aunt, Jeanna (Bill) Grisham; uncle, Dr. John (Trudy) Borrelli; special companion, Laurie Kruse; and special friend, Randy Carbo, both of Altanta. Ga. Robert was raised in Wetmore, graduated from Florence High School in 1972, attended CSU-Fort Collins and graduated from CSU-Pueblo. Robert worked many successful years for his friend, Randy Carbo, in Randy's business. Robert loved playing the piano and loved his family and friends. There will be no viewing. Private graveside services to be in Wetmore. Family will receive friends and relatives at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2005, at the family home in Wetmore. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Manna Missions for Cuba at Parkhill Baptist Church. Online condolences,

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  1. We will always have fond memories of Bobby and will keep him and his family in our prayers. GOD bless all of you.
    The Steve Gasser Family

  2. He was “Bob” to me. As teenagers, we hiked on foot over 6 miles to the fossil beds on the outskirts of Pueblo, filled our backpacks (from Army surplus stores – this was decades before kids wearing backpacks was “cool”) with geodes, prehistoric invertebrates and petrified sharks’ teeth, and dreamed of someday being famous explorers. Bob and I built model rockets together and launched them in the vast prairies that once existed between Pueblo Blvd. and Red Creek Road. Bob always had the best jokes and knew everything about our shared passion, Star Trek. I lost track of Bob in the early 70’s, but often thought of him and our group’s long bike rides to the mountains of Wetmore, (where his house-built-into-a-hillside made him a minor celebrity among us), whenever I passed Tilley’s house on Stanford. His passing leaves me with hollow pain to the core of my soul even after having not seen him for some 30-odd years, but we know he’s in a better place. My condolensces to his family.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I enjoyed working with him at LDG last year and we shared many good times. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a close friend through high school and a college room mate at CSU. I will always remember his outgoing nature and his ability to make friends wherever he went. My deepest sympathy to his family and may he rest in peace. He will be missed.

    God Bless,

    Joe Baccarella

  5. I am so sorry to hear about Bobby. I graduated with him in Florence and had known him since 6th grade. Please accept my sincerest and heartfelt sympathy.

  6. I was sorry to here about Bobby. He called me about 6 months ago and we had a nice long talk. We graduated together.

    Sorry for your loss Marty

  7. So sorry to here about Bobby. I went to school with him, we graduated together.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you Patty

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