David William Barnes Sr.

SOUTH CHINA – David William Barnes Sr., 69, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 6,

2023, while at home surrounded by his loving family. Over the last five years, David fought courageously against cancer.

He was born July 25, 1953, a son of Charles W. Barnes and Mabel (Harrison) Ward. David attended Erskine Academy and prior to finishing school, he enlisted in the Army serving during the Vietnam War. He married Sandra J. Trask on Nov. 19, 1977 and the two settled

in Weeks Mills where they raised their family. He graduated from Cony High School in 1979, and earned college degrees in business management and computer science from the University of Maine at Augusta.

After being introduced to the sport of fishing by his granddaddy, Frank Harrison, David found his passion in life, fishing. He became a Master Maine Guide, and truly enjoyed his work as a Professional Bass Fisherman. David taught countless people the art of bass fishing and he was regarded as one of the best anglers in the country, participating in countless tournaments throughout the United States. He was honored to be the first inductee in the Maine Bass Nation Hall of Fame, and has been featured on many TV shows, newspaper and magazines articles,

and even co-authored a book entitled “Maine Bassin”. In addition, David was a founder of multiple Bass fishing clubs. An avid hunter, he also enjoyed hunting deer, bear and moose; the epitome of an outdoorsman.

Not only a fisherman, David was also a true Patriot, Christian, and family man. His love for God, his family, and country were unmatched. It’s hard to condense such a special life in a short obituary but one undoubtable thing is that David went home to be with his Lord and Savior, and he would want every one of his loved ones to abide in Christ also.

He was predeceased by his father, Charles Barnes, his mother, Mabel Ward and her husband, Lloyd; his son, Steven Barnes, and a sister, Patricia James.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Sandra Barnes; his children, Angela Frey, David Barnes Jr. and his wife, Jessica, Daniel Barnes, Shawn Barnes and his wife Trisha, Susan Baker and her husband Alexander; and his granddaughter who he raised as his own daughter, Catlin Main and her husband, Brandon; as well as 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; and siblings Linda Warner, Sandra Barnes, Sherry Smith, Lloyd Ward, Brenda Campbell, Charlotte Vintion, Charles Barnes Sr., Christopher Barnes, Chester Barnes, Cheyenne Barnes, Cheryl Granquist, and Chauncey Barnes; and his loving stepmother, Ruby Arnold, who was a second mother to him.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 25 at Central Church, 627 ME-3 China on what would have been David’s 70th birthday. Burial will follow at Dyer Hill Cemetery in Windsor, a Celebration of Life will follow at the VFW hall, Veteran Drive, Winslow.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Rd., Windsor, ME 04363. Condolences, stories, or photos may be shared and a full obituary can be viewed by visiting http://www.plummerfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in David’s name may be made to:

Travis Mills Foundation at travismillsfoundation.org or

647 Castle Island Rd.,

Mt. Vernon, ME 04352

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