Thomas Barnes had a nack for photography, business, climbing, and fishing. He attended Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara and was inspired by Ansel Adams. He was the CEO of an INC 500 Company, Computer Service Supply, INC, in 1994. He enjoyed climbing half dome in Yosemite. He loved fishing, he had fished the Pacific ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and the gulf of Mexico, and finally near Baja California where he fished for marlin in Mexico and caught one, in the 90s. The one he never caught, a blue fin tuna. He loved the ocean and all its creatures, he dove with the sharks in Florida. I miss my dad often, when I look at certain art pieces or think of the ocean, I think of my dad.
God grant that I may fish for trout until my dying day, and when I come to my last cast I'll then most humbly pray, when in the lord's safe landing net I'm peacefully asleep, that in his mercy I'll be judged as good enough to keep.
Thomas "Tom" Barnes passed away in Clearwater Florida on, Oct 17 2007, where his last days he lived with his parents, he was struggling with Diabetes and eventually passed due to complications. He is survived by, his mother Nancy, Brother David, Niece Kendra, and his daughter Alicia, and 4 grandchildren; Daniel 30, Brittany 28, Chelsea 24, and Megan 21, and 3 gt grandchildren: Eli 8, Ryder 3, and Emma 2.