Delmar Hayes Barnes enlisted in the Navy at age 16 and served 25 years until his death in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
He was a lieutenant when he was killed on the U.S.S. Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941. He’d achieved that rank shortly before he died. Before that he was a warrant officer as the battleship’s chief electrician.
Mr. Barnes was born Nov. 23, 1900, in Chicago, but moved to Roseburg, Oregon, when he was 11. His father, Lloyd, owned a barbershop, and his mother, Charlotte “Lotta” Murphy, was a homemaker. She died in 1939.
He was survived by his widow, Ruth Shipton Barnes, who lived in Oakland, California.
There is a cenotaph in Mr. Barnes’ memory at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Roseburg.