William Kenneth Barnes Sr., retired mechanical engineer and Perry Hall youth sports coach, died Wednesday of undetermined causes at his home in Tucson, Ariz. The Baltimore native was 64.
Mr. Barnes grew up in Perry Hall and graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He worked for 25 years as a mechanical engineer with Koppers Co. in Baltimore.
A longtime community volunteer, Mr. Barnes coached youth baseball, basketball and football for the Perry Hall Recreation Council. After he moved to Tucson, he was active in his community homeowner's association patrol.
Mr. Barnes served in the Army and was honorably discharged in 1968. He was a member of Mount Nebo Masonic Lodge.
Services were held yesterday in Tucson.
Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife of 41 years, Deanna Barnes of Tucson; a son, William Kenneth Barnes Jr. of Baltimore; a daughter, Kellie Barnes of Portland, Ore.; a sister, Florence Cramer of Asheville, N.C.; two brothers, Allen Barnes and Robert Johannessen, both of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.
Donations may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Association, 616 N. Country Club Road, Tucson, Ariz. 85716.