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In Memory of Jim Barnes Sr.

Jim Barnes Sr. with his wife Berta

James R. Barnes Sr., 73, died at a Bangor hospital May 4, 2001. He was born in Millinocket, Feb. 11, 1928, the son of Edwin and Dorothy (Dempsey) Barnes. He was married to Alberta V. (Trafton) Barnes on Dec. 5, 1945. Jim was a lifelong resident of Millinocket, where he attended Stearns High School. He worked for Great Northern Paper Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1986. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and was a member and past commander of Donald V. Henry Post No. 80, American Legion. He was a member and past president of Northern Timber Cruisers and a life member of B.P.O.E. No. 1521, Millinocket. Jim was a member of the Millinocket Fin & Feather Club, a member of the Athletic Boosters Club and a supporter of Stearns High School. He was a strong supporter of Millinocket Youth Hockey and an avid follower of Stearns Ice Hockey. Jim loved his camp where he spent many years hunting, snowmobiling and just enjoyed the outdoors and nature. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Alberta "Berta" Barnes of Millinocket; two beloved sons, Jim Barnes Jr. and his wife, Deborah of Millinocket, Terry Barnes and his wife, Debbie of Millinocket; his special grandkids, Chris and wife, Brenda Barnes of Germany, Brian Barnes of Millinocket and Matt Barnes of Millinocket; two special great-grandsons, Michael and Zachary; his beloved mother-in-law, Ruth Trafton of Millinocket; beloved sisters, Ginger Michaud of Millinocket and Irene Young of Groveton, N.H.; a special sister-in-law, Ada Barnes of Millinocket; many special nieces, nephews, cousins and many very special friends, especially Mack Lyons, who was like a third son. He was predeceased by a brother, Shorty Barnes; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Trafton and father-in-law, Bruce Trafton.


Matt, Berta, and Terry Barnes accept the plaque from the NTC in memory of Jim Barnes and the snowmobile Bridge he helped to construct over Millinocket Stream.

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