MISSOULA - Thomas W. "Tom" Barnes, 62, died at his home Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005. He was born July 7, 1944, in Pasadena, Calif., to Thomas Barnes and Gloria Stockett.
Thomas loved serving his country in the U.S. Navy.
His late beloved wife of 33 years was Verda "Annie" Schribner Barnes. Inseparable in life, they will finally be reunited in the afterlife and be able to rest in peace forever.
Tom loved fishing, hunting, camping, wood carving, spending time with his family, the Mann family and the Standley family in the mountains of Montana.
Tom was a very special father and friend to all who knew him and was willing to help anybody in any way, shape or form.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, his wife, a granddaughter, a sister and many close friends.
He was a loving father to his sons, Mike, Eric and John; daughter, Misti; and son-in-law and daughters-in-law. His grandchildren, which he adored, are Courtney, Ruby, Desi, Katie, Meranda, John, Jennifer, Stephanie, Malcolm, Meriaha, Tera, Christine, Anthony, Allen, Coree and Mikaela and many great-grandchildren.
We will miss and cherish the time we had with him. Farewell to the greatest fisherman on the planet.