Kenneth P. Barnes Jr.

September 26, 1963 - June 7, 2019

Kenneth P. Barnes Jr.


Kenneth P. Barnes, Jr., 55, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019 in Rockford, Illinois. He was born on September 26, 1963 in Forest City, Arkansas to Kenneth and Ruth (Kelso) Barnes. He married his loving wife, Linda on August 7, 1992 in Belvidere, Illinois. Kenneth faithfully served our country in the United States Army. He was a truck driver for Ryder for many years. Kenneth loved spending time with his friends and family, was an avid fisherman, and loved to sit by the campfire.

Kenneth will be dearly missed by his wife, Linda; his parents, Kenneth and Ruth; his brothers, Dewey Wayne (Kim) Barnes, and Edwards (Laurie) Barnes; his nieces and nephews, Lesa Sewick of Texas, Shana Sewick of Galesburg, IL, Steven Sewick of Cherry Valley, IL, Crystal Barnes of Belvidere, IL, Randy Barnes of Wisconsin, and Wayne Romans.

A memorial gathering will be held at 11:00 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL, 61008. Memorial contributions in Kenneth’s honor, can be made to the Wildlife Conservation Fund. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit

Service Schedule

Saturday, June 15, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


A memorial gathering will be held at 11:00 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services.

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Sorry for the lose of my father. Didn’t get a chance to know him but am really sad and hurt by his loose my thoughts and prayers are with my family throughout this painful time much love and respect

Brandi barnes 2019-06-17T17:44:33

Sorry to the Barnes family for the loss of my dad

Brandi higgins 2019-06-15T04:36:12

Sorry for your loss

David Young Jr 2019-06-11T19:46:45

My thoughts and Prayers to all

Diane Wooley 2019-06-10T17:47:04

I didn’t know Kenny long, but always enjoyed our chats at Chrysler.. Miss ya Bud..

Gene Young 2019-06-10T08:23:20

I loved my Uncle Ken very much he will be forever missed but lives on in the thoughts and hearts of all of us who loved him so very much

Crystal Catherine Barnes 2019-06-09T20:04:34

Kenny , you will be missed out at FCA. It was a pleasure having you at the Fem dock. Players for his family.

Jim Raper 2019-06-09T16:33:29

Kenny, we will never forget you. Gardner St will never be the same. Thanks for all the laughs and fish stories. We hope you catch that 1 big fish that always got away. Jay & Paula

Jay & Paula 2019-06-09T13:20:22

To my fellow Teamster brother. What a pleasure it was to know a great individual. Hard working and a great person to work with. As one of the original “A” Team on the Magna / Ryder team you will be missed. Our prayers go out to his family and all the people that got to know him.

Ken Horstman 2019-06-08T17:31:40

Kenny was a pleasure to work with and one of the hardest working people I have ever worked with! There was not a thing Kenny would not do to help out! I was blessed to have even known him!My thoughts and prayers are with you, his loving family during this difficult time!

Aaron Bick 2019-06-08T17:03:02

Prayers to The Barnes Family! Had the pleasure to work with Kenny at NWP and at Ryder. He was fun to be around! Will have a Budweiser at the bonfire tonight for you big guy! R.I.P. Kenny!

Bob Buchner 2019-06-08T17:02:40

My thoughts and prayers are with the Barnes family.
I’ve had the pleasure to work with and share jokes with him while at Ryder.
He will be truley missed.

Nick Headford 2019-06-08T16:18:42


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