Linda Barnes (August 04, 1948 - February 05, 2022)

In loving memory of
Linda Barnes
  • August 04, 1948
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  • February 05, 2022

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It is with deep sorrow that Bob Barnes announces the passing of his wife, partner and best friend Linda Babcock Barnes of South Daytona, Fl. Linda passed away quietly with her family by her side. She is predeceased by her parents Warren and Eula Jean Babcock, her daughter Heather Barnes, and her brother and sister-in-law Kim and Kathy Babcock.

Linda was born in Daytona Beach, Florida August 4, 1948. In her early years Linda enjoyed growing up with her brothers Larry Babcock (Julie), Kevin Babcock (Tracy), and Kerry Babcock (Victoria). She also lived near and grew up near many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Linda met the love of her life while attending Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, class of 1966. She then attended, what was then Daytona Beach Junior College (now Daytona Stat College) to become a phlebotomist and worked at Halifax Hospital. Linda and Bob got married August 1967. After starting their family, Bob’s job moved them to Texas and the Tennessee. Linda and Bob returned to Florida in 1977 settling down in South Daytona.

Linda was a very dedicated mother, leading her daughters in girl scouts for many years and many camping trips, carpooling to dance classes and recitals, and other after school activities and competitions – guitar lessons, gymnastics, baseball, flag football, weightlifting and karate. Linda and Bob were band and color guard parents, alternating between Spruce Creek and Atlantic High Schools for 29 years. After going back to school for Exceptional Student Education at the University of Central Florida, Linda was a teacher at South Daytona Elementary for 23 years.

Linda is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Bob Barnes, daughters Kris Williams (Gregg) and Robyn Ivey (TJ). She is also survived by six grandchildren, Elijah (Kelsie), Raven, Jathan, Kyleigh, Hannah and BrookLynn, many nieces and nephews, cousins and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations in her name be made to: Provision Packs, 289 Walnut St. Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174, and Sophie’s Circle, c/o1228 Wayne Ave., New Smyrna, Fl. 32168,

There will be a celebration of life memorial Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 1851 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. 32119

Baldwin Brothers Cremation, New Smyrna is in charge.

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  1. Nancy Zatarain says:
    06 Dec 2022
    I only now found about Linda's death because I moved to Jacksonville over 26 years ago. My sincere condolences to Bobby and the family. I always was glad to see Linda and Bobby, and admired them as a couple. I taught at Spruce Creek High School when their children were there.

  2. Michael says:
    14 Mar 2022
    I am deeply saddened by the loss of Aunt Linda, as we liked to call her. In my opinion, Aunt Linda achieved what all of us humans want to achieve when we pass. To leave the world a little better off than when we found it. She was the ultimate care giver. Always thinking of others first. I am so very grateful for how kind she was to us when my boys and I first came into the Babcock family fold. I cherish the memories we have of family get togethers, laughing and playing games like corn hole and horseshoes. She will be sorely missed, but her presence will always remain within our hearts.

  3. Beth lit a candle:
    08 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 8, 2022 at 3:59:00 PM

  4. jamie Lloyd Stewart says:
    08 Mar 2022
    Linda and I share happy moments from Central Junior high to Mainland high school. My deepest condolences to her family. Keep the memories close .

  5. Janice Knestrick; “Mrs. K” says:
    06 Mar 2022
    Linda was the kind of person that if you knew her, you just loved her!❤️

  6. Janice Knestrick; “Mrs. K” lit a candle:
    06 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 6, 2022 at 3:04:55 AM

  7. Cara Rogers lit a candle:
    05 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 5, 2022 at 3:44:10 PM

  8. Cara Rogers says:
    05 Mar 2022
    Linda was one of a kind! Such a beautiful, gentle caring mom and friend for all that met her. We have gained an Angel to continue God’s work! God please continue to bless this amazing family! We are blessed to know and love them all!!

  9. Kimberly Smerglia lit a candle:
    05 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 5, 2022 at 3:31:50 AM

  10. Jenn, Mekayla, Jaidyn, & Khloe lit a candle:
    04 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 4, 2022 at 3:36:58 AM

  11. Jenn, Mekayla, Jaidyn, & Khloe says:
    04 Mar 2022
    Sending all of our love, hugs, and prayers for strength, comfort, and healing for Bob,Raven, and the rest of the family. Rest peacefully sweet Linda.

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