I have known Barney since August 9, 1960 when my family moved across the street from the Greenes. I was 9 and he was the very handsome older brother of my new bff, Brenda, a true friend for life, and because of our friendship, I was blessed to know Barney as well! I recall when he went to Japan while in service, he was so very thoughtful that he brought these beautiful scarves back not only to Brenda, but also for me. What a thoughtful and considerate gentleman, always! Mother and I used to watch him wash and wax his current car at the time, as if it was going to pick up someone of importance, like President, and my Mother declared, “He is going to make someone a great husband!” He was always consumed with positive energy and was a loving and sharing Christian man and I will never forget all the positive things I witnessed him doing with his life. He has drank from the cup of Goodness provided by God and spread God’s greatness in his positive actions and deeds throughout his life. While I thought Barney would again rise to this last life threatening bout with his health as he had done so many, many, times, this time God decided He needed Barney in Heaven more than He felt we needed him here with us! It is up to those of of us left to keep Barney’s Christian spirt alive and continue his legacy of good and thoughtful deeds. He has touch many lives in a very positive way. I will miss Barney being here with us, but I very much look forward to seeing him again in Heaven! I thank the Lord our God for allowing me to know Barney and his entire family! He has been a Living testament of his faith and I will never forget him.
Tuesday April 24, 2018 at 9:53 am