Cover photo for William "Barney" Scales's Obituary
William "Barney" Scales Profile Photo
1959 William "Barney" 2023

William "Barney" Scales

April 7, 1959 — September 4, 2023



William "Barney" Scales, 64, of Utica, passed away Monday, September 4, 2023 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born April 7, 1959 in Daviess County. Barney retired from Kaiser Aluminum in Warwick County, Indiana and worked for the Thrifty Nickel for 15 years. He enjoyed going to flea markets, gun shows, and fishing. Barney loved watching westerns and spending time with his family.


He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha "Rachel" Haynes Scales.


Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Nancy Rhinerson Scales; his children, Staci Freels (Chester), Johnna "Shelli" O'Bryan (Randy), Joshua Scales (Jennifer) of Utica and Rachel Scales of Florence; seven grandchildren, Chelsie Reynolds, Darian Freels, Breayna Gaither, Aliya Gaither, and William, Jonathan, and Jaclynn Scales; four great-grandchildren, Brantley, Oliver, Lincoln, Levi Reynolds, and twins on the way; and two cousins, John and Joe Haynes.


Private family burial will be held at Elmwood Cemetery. James H. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Shriners Hospital.


To order memorial trees in memory of William "Barney" Scales, please visit our tree store.


Visits: 34

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree

Send a Card

Send a Card