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Dillon Barnes

June 3, 1994 — February 15, 2024

Dillon Barnes of Newcastle, WY, passed away suddenly on February 15. This loss was completely unexpected, leaving family and friends shocked and deeply saddened.

Dillon  Barnes was born  in Colorado Springs on June 3, 1994, to Amy Conway and Rommel Muse.

 As a young boy he liked to play football and disk golf.

He graduated from Manitou High School and played football and wrestled.

In March of 2022, Dillon found his soul mate with Rachael DeMerritt and grew to love her two boys, Dantae and Avery.   They were recently blessed with  twins, Thorin and Mayzie. He sang silly songs, teased the boys, and enjoyed the children with all his heart. Avery would fondly call him Papa Bear.

He will be truly missed in so many ways. His loved ones and friends will fondly remember his boyish attitude, his love of sports, and  playing games with family and friends.  He never lost his childlike spirit and love for life. He loved history and loved watching  documentaries.  If you   needed a date in history or to learn about a certain event, he knew it.  It was very impressive. He was also an avid car fan.

Dillon was known for his strength. He could pick up Rachael like she was light as feather while cracking her back in the process. He was one of a kind.  Dillon  will never be forgotten but forever remembered and missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Dillon left us way too soon and was greeted in heaven by his father. Rommel Muse and his childhood pets, Big Mamma Lizzy Cat and Rosta, his faithful dog.

He is survived by mother Amy Conway, his stepfather Dave Sawyer, his brothers Logan, Quinn, and Jaxson,  Rachael and the children, Dante, Avery, Mayzie, and Thorin, his many friends, and his cat, Phoenix.

 A celebration of life will be held later.

 “You never said I'm leaving, You never said goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knew why. A  million times we needed you, a million times we cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.  In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place that   no one could ever fill.  It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone, For part of us went with you the day God took you home.”

 Author unknown

“Safe journey Dillon aka Papa Bear....”

In his memory, donations can be made to his memorial fund at Meridian Mortuary to help with the care of his children. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Meridian Mortuary, 111 S. Railway Ave., Newcastle, Wyoming 82701, or expressions of sympathy may also be made online at meridianmortuary.com

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