Kent Barnes Profile Photo

Kent Barnes

August 6, 1940 — August 21, 2022


Kent Barnes



Kent A. Barnes passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at the age of 82. He was born August 6, 1940, in Kalamazoo, MI, son of William G and Emma Cecelia (Whitcomb) Barnes, who preceded him in death. Kent was also preceded in death by his sons, Ronald L. and Steven A.; brothers, William, Thomas, and Philip; and sister-in-law, Sally Barnes. He is survived by his daughter, Teri (Bret) Blalock; grandsons, Rich (Sara) Barnes, Cameron Blalock, and Collin Blalock; sisters, Lucinda Barnes, Cecilia Atchison, Kathleen Barnes, and Therese (Mike) Boltz; sisters-in-law: Karen Barnes and Susan Barnes; former wife, Linda Thole; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Kent loved being outside and taking long walks. He had a great love of sports, especially watching his grandsons play football for Schoolcraft. He was an avid Detroit Tigers and MSU sports fan as well. Kent was very friendly and enjoyed helping others.

There will be a celebration of life on Friday, September 9, 2022, from 4 – 7pm at Schrier Park, 850 Osterhout Ave., Portage, MI. Please join us to share food and memories. Donations may be made to Loaves and Fishes, 901 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001.

While at please take time to sign Kent's guestbook and/or share a memory with his family.

The Barnes family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand, Schoolcraft, MI 49087. (269)679-5622.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kent Barnes, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Friday, September 9, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 93

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree