Charles L. "Scooter" Barnes

Charles L. "Scooter" Barnes, age 65 of Erie, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017. He was born July 3, 1952, son of Jeanetta Barnes and the late Johnnie D. Barnes, Sr.

Charles was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church. He was an employee of Gannon University, National Fuel Gas and was a retiree of General Electric. He was often seen with his life-long friend, Oscar "Buchie" Johnson. He spent countless hours with his children and grandchildren. Charles was a die-hard NY Jets and LA Lakers fan. He was very kind and will be missed.

In addition to his mother, Charles leaves to cherish, his former wife, Rosemary Dance-Barnes; nine children, Daryl, Jamaal, Charles Jr., Shytaya, Shatorya, Charles II, Rasean, Jayden and Eurasia; 26 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was the middle brother of Michael, George, Keith and the late Johnnie D. Barnes, Jr.

Funeral Service will be held at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 536 West 10th Street on Saturday from 12 noon to 2 pm, conducted by Rev. Harry Euell.

Memorial donations may be designated to the family through the funeral home.

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The founder of the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., Constantine "Gus" Dusckas, was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, on July 22, 1915, the son of Greek immigrants. It has been noted that the Dusckas family had a close relationship with the Drake family of oil well fame. Because of the family's deep religious beliefs, young Gus got involved with many families who were in need and less fortunate.  read more...

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