November 26, 2014


Thomas Bradley “Brad” Barnes

barnes.obit.picThomas Bradley “Brad” Barnes, 63, of Medina, passed away suddenly, following complications from surgery on Friday, July 4, 2014. He was born May 29, 1951 in Fairmont, West Virginia to Ed and Dean Barnes.

Brad graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 1969 and received a B.S. and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering and MBA from West Virginia University. Brad was the owner of North Central Engineering in Canton, which is an engineering and consulting firm. He enjoyed golfing, WVU sports, gardening and spending time with his family and friends

He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathryn (Kitty) Austin Barnes; loving sons, Troy Barnes and wife, Julie of Medina and Bryan Barnes and wife, Amy of LaGrange; grandsons, Jake and Luke Barnes and Michael and Andrew Lade of Medina; sister, Rutha (Ruthie) Barnes of Fairmont, West Virginia; mother-in-law, Bonnie Austin of Thornton, West Virginia; brothers-in-law, Danny Austin, Marty and Marie Austin, and Terry and Michelle Austin; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Dean Barnes; and father-in-law, Neil Austin.

Friends and family may call Wednesday, July 9, 2014, from 1 until 8 P.M., at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 3300 Center Road, Brunswick. Services will take place at 8 P.M. Wednesday, at the funeral home. A memorial service and interment will take place in West Virginia at a later date. Contributions may be made, in Brad’s memory, to the Granger Fire Department, 3737 Ridge Road, Medina, OH 44256.

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  • Tim jones

    Brad will be surely missed by many people!!!!!! He was a no nonsense kind of guy and knew more about dirt than anyone I know and I am sure many will agree with that. Our prayers are with the family at this time of such a great loss.
    Tim Jones Jones and Associates Excavating

  • Donna Harris Osborne

    We have lost a great person in our family. Even though we have been miles from each other most of our growing up years we were always able to pick right up from our last visit. Brad was a great cousin and nephew. My dad thought he was the best. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kitty, Troy, Brian, Ruthie and your famelies. We love you all and words can not express our sorrow in Brad’s passing.
    Donna and Family