Sidney O. Barnsley

Published 10:22pm Thursday, March 7, 2013

In North Carolina, Sidney was an active volunteer. He volunteered at the pharmacy of local hospitals, was a SHIP volunteer and was active in the local AARP groups. Once in Tryon he continued his love of printing with a part-time job at the Tryon Daily Bulletin. While living at White Oaks Village, he was always quick with a joke and willing to lend a helping hand.

He was predeceased by Carla, his wife of 66 years. He is survived by his children: Sandra Berks Hicks (Ron Belanger) of Silver City, N.M., Gordon Barnsley of Kemp, Texas, Clifford Barnsley of Edgartown, Mass., Bradford Barnsley (Mary) of Bridgewater, Mass. and Melinda (Maryann) of Meredith, N.H. as well as six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 2 p.m. Interment will be held at the Memorial Garden at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, in Tryon.

In lieu of flowers, he has requested that donations be sent in his memory to his Bombardment Group: 91st BGMA Inc., c/o Jody Kelly, 3829 Sunset Ln, Oxnard, Calif. 93035-4135.

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