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Luther C. "Luke" Barnes

August 28, 1937 ~ May 4, 2018 (age 80)

Luther "Luke" C. Barnes, age 80, of Elwood, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 4, 2018 at his residence after a brief illness.  Luther was born in Bulls Gap in Green County, TN, on August 28, 1937, to the late Clarence and Maude (Carter) Barnes.
On November 24, 1962 he married the love of his life Janice Sue(Decker) Barnes. They shared over 53 years of marriage before she preceded him in death on February 11, 2016.
Luther graduated in 1955 from Wendell L. Willkie High School. Luther retired from Delco Remy in Anderson. He was a  member of the UAW 662. Luther was the owner & operator of "Lukes Barber Shop." Luke was responsible for giving many boys their first haircut. Luther was a character and had the gift of gab. A 10 minute haircut with Luther could typically take and hour...or longer.  Luther had a big heart and didn't know a stranger.  Luke formerly worked for Etchison's Barber Shop & worked for Frank Depolo.  Luther was an avid Studebaker car collector, he loved to travel, play cards and was a practical  jokester. More than anything Luther enjoyed visiting with friends and sharing stories . He especially treasured his time with his sons and their families.  
Luther is survived by Son, David Barnes of Elwood, IN, Son, Dean Barnes of Dayton, OH, grandchildren; Kayla, Denise & Austin Barnes, and  several nieces & nephews
Luther was preceded in death by his Wife, Janice Sue Barnes, Father, Clarence Barnes, Mother, Maude Barnes, three brothers & two sisters.

A funeral service celebrating Luther's life will be held  at 11:00 am Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Dunnichay Funeral Home, Elwood, Indiana with Robert Bickel officiating. Burial will follow in the Elwood City Cemetery. 
Visitation will be Friday, May 11, 2018, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, at Dunnichay Funeral Home, 1113 S. Anderson Street, Elwood, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Mercy Hospital Foundation.

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