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Vernon James Barney

August 22, 1961 — July 27, 2022

Vernon James Barney, born August 22, 1961 in Fort Defiance, Arizona passed from this life at The Ohio State Ross Heart Hospital on July 27, 2022 in the arms of his wife and children.

He was preceded in death by his Father James Barney, Brother Nathaniel Barney, Father-In-Law Arnold Trapp, Mother-In-Law Roberta (Coleman) Trapp, and Brother-In-Law Timothy Trapp.

He was a Medical Doctor of Anesthesia at Grant Hospital for 23 years and 3 years prior at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. His Undergraduate and Medical School at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, was followed by an Internship in Oklahoma and his Anesthesia Residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. He loved his work and often said he would never truly retire. He felt compelled to make practitioners of anesthesia the absolute best providers they could be to ensure the highest level of care to all patients.

Vernon cherished his children Olivia and Gabriel. He loved spending time with them and seeing them grow and mature to the young adults they are today. He enjoyed watching old movies and new, and of course eating movie popcorn. He was a fan of Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinal football and loved New Mexico Lobo basketball. A nice cup of coffee made for a great start to his day, and a good New Mexican dish made with red and green chile was a high point at any time. He spent his time away from medicine enjoying the warmth and peace of his desert home in Arizona. He was, in so many ways, an easy man to please.

Vernon is survived by his wife, Toni, of 27 years who admired and adored him, his daughter Olivia Barney, son Gabriel Barney, Mother Gloria Barney, Sister VerRonica Barney, Brother Victor (Dara) Barney, Brother-In-Law Dan (Becky) Trapp, Sister-In-Law Sandy Volpe, Nephews: Todd Barney, Patrick (Kelly) Volpe, Nieces: Audra Trapp, Adrienne (Matthew) Deck, Lauren (Adam Jara) Volpe, Hannah (Alex) Durbin, Miriam (Adam Busch) Barney. Great Niece, Maisie Sequoia and Great Nephew, Oscar Sequoia, longtime friend Dave (Ellen) Stagnone, and a whole host of extended “family” members from the Grant Anesthesia and OR teams.

Family will receive friends beginning at 1:00p.m. SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2022 at SCIOTO RIDGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 4343 Dublin Road, Hilliard, OH 43026 where his Life Celebration Service will follow  at 2:00p.m. SATURDAY.

Flowers may be delivered to the church beginning on Friday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to:

Desert Botanical Garden,
1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Attn: Tributes Vernon Barney, MD

The Tidd Family Funeral Home, 5265 Norwich Street, Hilliard, OH 43026 (614)-876-1722 assisted the family. Please visit to share your favorite memories and to send your condolences to the Barney Family.

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