Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Little Tribute To Bruce

There are people who come into your life that you always remember. This old friend of mine died this past month. I found out this past week. I hadnt seen hi in a while but I remember him fondly. He touched my life and I can tell you he touched many others. He was a frank, no nonense man who had a lot of compassion for the people that passed through his life.

Bruce Walton Barnes
BARNES, BRUCE WALTON, age 58, of Birmingham, AL died March 12, 2009. Born in Alexander City on July 23, 1950, he was the son of William Scears and Alice Belle Worthy Barnes. He was a graduate of Woodward Academy in Forest Park, GA and the University of Alabama where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. After serving in the US Army, he came to Birmingham where he entered the real estate business and obtained his MBA from the University of Alabama. He was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Bruce was extremely grateful to God and the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous for his continuous sobriety for over 30 years. During that time, he expressed his gratitude with his intensive work with hundreds of other people in recovery. He was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his uncle, Reginald Barnes of Washington, DC; brother, William Scears Barnes, Jr. (Barbara) of Alexander City, AL and Andrew Dillard Barnes of Jacksonville, FL; sister, Juliet Barnes Harper of Vestavia Hills, AL; nephews, Michael Barnes (Melissa) of Maryland and Dr. John Scears Harper of Portland, OR; nieces, Melissa Barnes of California, Letitia Barnes Capra (James) of Germany, and Katherine Beeland Barnes of Alexander City, AL; and great-nephew, Josh Barnes. The Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, with Monsignor Muller officiating. Memorial donations may be made in care of JAFI, 2012 14th Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35205. Services are under the direction of Ridout's Valley Chapel (205.879.3401) in Homewood

R.I.P. Bruce

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