On June 1, 2021, Chad Eric Barnes died unexpectedly at the age of 44 from complications related to sleep apnea. Chad was born in Bedford, Texas on May 13, 1977, to Alice & Earl Barnes. At the time of his death, Chad was residing in Charlotte, North Carolina but lived most of his life in Woodbridge, Virginia. He graduated from Gar-Field High School in 1995 and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Coastal Carolina University. He worked as an analytics consultant.
Chad enjoyed hanging out with his friends, watching sports, talking politics and watching racing. He will deeply be missed by his friends, family and all that knew him.
Chad’s parents and sister, Tara have decided in lieu of flowers, they would like for donations to be made to the American Sleep Apnea Association. Their wish is to help others with sleep apnea gain the knowledge of the condition and to get early treatment for a long, healthy life. Raising awareness about sleep apnea is fundamental in this endeavor.