John J. “Pork Chop” Barnes, 64, of Bridgeport, OH died Thursday, April 24, 2014 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.

He was born July 29, 1949 in Bellaire, OH the son of the late Peter and Louise Rotilio Barnes.

He was a retired employee from Marx Toy Factory, Glen Dale, a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of the Martins Ferry Senior Center, attended Grace Presbyterian Church, Martins Ferry; former member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Bellaire.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his longtime companion, Valerie Bandonee.

Survivors include two daughters, Olivia Bandonee of Bridgeport, OH and Billie Lawhorne of Washington, PA; one son, Michael Lawhorne of Washington, PA; two brothers, Rick (Barb) Givens of Martins Ferry and David Givens of Shadyside, OH; 11 grandchildren and one great – grandson.

A Memorial Service will be held at a date to be announced.

Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home, 400-33rd Street, Bellaire, OH.

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