Darrell Leroy Barnes

October 27, 1935 - October 25, 2020
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On Sunday October 25, 2020, Darrell Leroy Barnes, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, passed away at 84.​​ Darrell was born October 27, 1935, to Albert and Alma Ruth Barnes in St. Johns, OH. He graduated from Shawnee High School in 1954. On June 19, 1955 he married Maxine Arlene Bowsher at St. Matthews Lutheran Church. Darrell and Maxine met in 7th grade and this year they celebrated 65 years of marriage.

Darrell serviced in the National Guard from 1954 to 1962. He worked at Westinghouse for 37 years and retired in 1992. He was the owner and operator of Ft. Amanda General Store from 1978 to 1983. He is known by many in the community as “The Canoe Man”, through his work at the Ft. Amanda Canoe Livery, which he owned from 1978 to present. During the off season, he enjoyed doing small home repair jobs and flipping houses. He loved the outdoors and spending time with his family. Whether it was sitting on his front porch, around the dinner table, or going on a trip. He also enjoyed photography. He will be fondly remembered as a mentor and positive role model to many lives. Darrell never knew a stranger and was loved by many. If you were lucky enough to meet him, he was sure to have made you laugh and put a smile on your face.

He is survived by his wife Maxine and their three children, Cindy (Kevin) Tidd, Daryl (Carla) Barnes, and Michael Barnes. His grandchildren, Kristina Hammons, Nicole (Shane) Hutchison, Shawn (Heather) Barnes, Scott (Shaneah Williams) Barnes, Jonathon (Christin) Hammons, Amber Barnes, Laura Barnes, Matthew (Stephanie) Hammons, Sarah Barnes, Brandon Barnes, and Cody Barnes; step-grandchildren, Karlie (Scott) Cunningham, Travis Tidd, Jayme (Logan) Chandler, and Alyssa Tidd. Great-grandchildren: Gavin, Ezra, and Londyn Hutchison. Jackson and Olivia Barnes. Emery, Arianna, and Elody Barnes. Zachary Looser and Aiyanna Sorrels. Carson and Brayden Luke. Carter Lockett and Cooper Hammons. Step-great-grandchildren: Gavin, Maddox, Rhiannon, and Dexter Cunningham. Izabella and William Tidd. Lydia Wills. Brothers Albert (Marilyn) Barnes and Philip (BJ) Barnes, and sister Linda Ford.

He was preceded in death by his father Albert Barnes and mother Alma Ruth Barnes, sisters Dorothy Burget and Donna Rader McMillen.

Funeral services will begin 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Samuel Payne will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Matthew Cemetery, near Cridersville. Military rites will be observed by the V.F.W. Post 8445 of Wapakoneta.

Due to COVID, visitation for the immune compromised will be 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2020 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, where masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the V.F.W. Post 8445, 712 Dixie Highway, Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895.

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Date: Friday, October 30, 2020

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Date: Friday, October 30, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

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Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020

St. Matthew Cemetery


, Cridersville, OH,

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Born: October 27, 1935
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John Seiling posted on 11/4/20

Maxine & Family. You have my sympathy. Darrell was a indearing and caring person. I would have been to visiting hours except for the virus. I and many others have enjoyed the Amanda Cone Livery that his family operated. I clearly remember selling the property to Darrell & Maxine. Maxine's parents were great friends and Darrells sister Donna helped me deal with my wife's death. Time marches on and we are fortunate to live into our eighties. Darrell had a good life and touched many lives. He will be missed. Good health and Love to all!


Nina Hefner posted on 10/30/20

Cindy & Family, I had every intention of coming to the funeral home, after work, but the man I'm seeing was exposed to COVID & had to be tested but doesn't have the results yet. So I decided to use wisdom & just send a note to tell you how sorry I am for your loss & let you know that I'm praying for you, knowing that The Comforter has already come to you.


Kimberly Collins-Pitts posted on 10/30/20

What a great guy, brought so much fun and laughter to everyone, rest easy Mr Barns, you will be so missed , my condolences to family and friends, hugs and prayers ❤🙏


Jane Bushong posted on 10/29/20

So sorry to read of Darrells passing. He was a great man. I amproud to have known him and his family all these years. Prayers


Elizabeth posted on 10/28/20

Rest in Peace 😞 you will be missed by so many!


craig brown posted on 10/28/20

My Sympathy and prayers to you Cindy !


Ronald Hahn posted on 10/27/20

So sorry to the Barnes Family.


Jackie (Copeland) Ostrom posted on 10/27/20

Rest In Peace, Cousin Darrell. Condolences to the family.


Carolyn L Harshbarger posted on 10/27/20

It was my distinct honor to have known and worked with Darrell. He worked tirelessly to get just the right picture as the company photographer. I remember hayrides and bonfires at his and Maxine's home. God speed my friend until we meet on the other side.