Anthony M. “Buddy” Barnes
December 7, 2002 – November 2, 2023
Anthony was always busy and always moving since he was a little boy. He joined the Boy Scouts of America in 2010, while in grade school with Pack/Troop 308 in Omaha, NE. He enjoyed hundreds and hundreds of different activities and adventures with his father, Scouting family, and Scouting friends through the years. In December of 2020, Anthony achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, after being actively involved in Scouting for over 10 years! Anthony graduated from Millard West High School in May of 2021 and was a member of the Millard West Trap Team for all four years. His Eagle Scout project; four wooden benches, are located at the Ashland Gun Club in Ashland, NE, which is the team’s gun club sponsor and where the trap team practices regularly.
Like his great-grandfather and father alike, Anthony, AKA “Buddy” to his family and closest friends, was an avid lover of cars and anything related to cars, including his car clubs/meets. For the last two years, Anthony worked at Baxter Ford Papillion, working on cars and following in the footsteps of his beloved great-grandfather, Buddy Ladd, hence the nickname, Buddy. He also loved his family, guns, fishing, hunting, animals, being outdoors in nature, and more cars. He was an extremely polite and soft-hearted young boy who always wanted to help others. He grew up into an even more polite young man with a huge heart, always wanting to help others whenever and wherever he could. He will be missed by his entire family all of those that were lucky enough to have known him as a friend.
Anthony is survived by his parents, Austin and Candy Barnes (Thompson); sister, Olivia Barnes; grandparents, Judy Barnes (Ladd), Stephen and Helen Mattes (Lopez), David and Nellie Thompson (Gdanov); many relatives and numerous friends.
VISITATION: Wednesday, November 8, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the West Center Chapel, 7805 West Center Road. FUNERAL SERVICE: Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the West Center Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed by the family. To view a live broadcast of the Service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.