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Sidney Elmore Barnes

August 28, 1939 — December 6, 2023

PONCHATOULA

Sidney Elmore Barnes

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Sidney Elmore Barnes, age 84, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at his residence of over 50 years surrounded by his loving family.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. Sidney grew up a typical boy in Ponchatoula squirrel hunting and fishing with his friends with widely known nicknames such as, "Ponchatoula Slim", "Loopty", or "High Pockets" to name a few.  Sidney proudly served his country in the US Air Force. Sidney retired as a Foreman from Shell Oil Refinery in Norco with approximately 30 years of dedicated service. Often quiet, soft spoken, and laid back he was always friendly, giving, and willing to help anyone who needed it. He enjoyed being outdoors whether it was working outside in the yard, cutting his grass, working on his backhoe, picking pecans, or woodworking, he kept himself busy. When the New Orleans Saints and LSU Football games were on, he was always there to root for his teams.  Sidney had a sense of humor and smile that could light up any room he entered, a smile that will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
 
He is survived by his adoring wife of 49 years, Diane Barnes; children, Cheri Barnes Basford (Rob) and Christopher "Brandon" Barnes (Jennifer); grandchildren, Aubree and Brooks; sister-in-law, Marsha Barnes; nephews, Bill Barnes (Rosamond), Frank Barnes (Vickie), Dean Barnes (Rhonda); niece, Misty Barnes; numerous cousins, great and great-great nieces and nephews; as well as his grand-pup Raven who adored him.
 
Preceding him in death are his parents, Birley Barnes and Irene Jones Barnes; in-laws, Joseph Fontenot and Verlie Eliser Fontenot; baby brother, B.A. Barnes; brother, Frank "Glen" Barnes; nephew, Gene Barnes; precious granddaughters, Addisyn and Brynlee, numerous aunts and uncles, and his beloved pup, Maggie. 
 
Family and friends are invited to the visitation on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Ponchatoula from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Visitation will resume on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Ponchatoula from 9:00 a.m. until the Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will follow in Wetmore Cemetery in Ponchatoula.
 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home.

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Visitation

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home and Crematory - Ponchatoula

100 W. Magnolia St., Ponchatoula, LA 70454

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home and Crematory - Ponchatoula

100 W. Magnolia St., Ponchatoula, LA 70454

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home and Crematory - Ponchatoula

100 W. Magnolia St., Ponchatoula, LA 70454

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Interment

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Wetmore Cemetery

Ponchatoula, LA 70454

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