Oct. 5, 1960 – April 20, 2013
Maxwell “Mike” Ray Barnes, 52, of Lovell, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the University of Colorado Hospital from a genetic disorder known as Alpha one Anti-trypsum deficiency that, over time, caused him cirrhosis of the liver.
He was born Oct. 5, 1960, to Patricia Asay and Maxwell Barnes in Greenville, Ala. On Oct. 5,1984, he married his lovely wife, Joanie Baldwin Barnes. Mike is survived by his wife Joanie Barnes of 28 years, son Michael (Mary) Barnes, daughter Reanan (David Miler) Barnes, daughter Janel Barnes, brother Tim Baum, sister Rebecca (Melissa Dills) Flint, sister Lena (Alden) Allen, grandson KeyTon Miler, grandson Christian Barnes and granddaughter Cadence Barnes.
He was preceded in death by his mom, Patricia Asay, mother-in-law LeVerna James and father-in-law Everett Baldwin.
Mike loved pipeline construction and worked for Totem Construction Co. for 20-plus years as an equipment operator and job supervisor. Totem Construction was not just a job but a second family to him for many years. Mike excelled in his field of work and became a well-known name and well respected by all in the business. His name made the construction bible that consists of only top rated personnel of the construction world.
Mike had a love of the outdoors that he shared with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed most sports, especially football. Mike was a great man who was always willing to lend a hand whenever possible. He will be greatly missed.
A viewing will be held at Haskell Funeral Home (605 East Main Street in Lovell) Thursday April 25, from 7 to 9 p.m., and funeral services will be held at the LDS Church (50 West Main Street) in Lovell on Friday, April 26, at 2 p.m.
To send one of our special floral arrangements, please call Valley Flowers & Gifts in Lovell, 307-548-7101