Mr. Barnes had lived in the Dudley area all his life. He was a retired farmer. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served in Korea. He loved mules and was a sharpshooter in the military.
On Sept. 27, 1957, he was married to Mary Ellen Williams near Dexter. She preceded him in death on June 7, 2000.
Surviving are one son, Garry Wayne Barnes of Dexter; one daughter, Dana Faye Wilson of Cape Girardeau; five grandchildren, Brandon Wayne Barnes, Colby Garrett Barnes, Justin William Barnes, Marcy Dana Wilson and April Loraine Jones. Other relatives and friends also survive. In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by one son, Barry James Barnes.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, from 5-8 p.m. at Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.
Services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, at 10 a.m. in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Bob Bradford of Advance officiating.
Burial will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements.