John P. Barney

John P. BarneyJohn Patrick Barney Jr., of Ridgecrest passed away June 10, 2020, surrounded by family after a brief battle with cancer. He was 63.

He was born on April 13, 1957, in Ely, Nev., to Jack Barney and Esther Montoya. After high school, John served in the U.S. Army. The majority of his career was working in the mining industry in both Ely and Silver City, N.M.

John moved to Ridgecrest in 2016 and worked at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital since 2017. John enjoyed watching sports, reading, camping, fishing and just being out in nature. John is survived by his son Michael Barney of Reno, Nev.; Joseph (Valerie) Barney of Maricopa, Ariz.; and Tara (Nick) Sprehe of Fernley, Nev.; mother, Esther Barney of Ridgecrest; sister, Nancy Mahoney of Ridgecrest; grandchildren, Joslyn, Spencer, Bless, Savior, and a grandson due in July 2020.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Barney, in 2002.

A private family service was held on June 18.

— Submitted by the family of John Barney

Story First Published: 2020-06-19