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Ray Barnes

A memorial service for Ray Barnes, 67, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 4, 2020, at First Freewill Baptist Church.


Mr. Barnes passed away at 7:10 a.m., Friday, December 27, 2019 at his home.


He was born January 3, 1952, at Olden, Missouri, to Albert Harlin Barnes and Trula Mae England Barnes.  Ray graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1970.  On July 1, 1973, he was married at West Plains, to Judy Griffin.  Mr. Barnes was a veteran, having served with the United States Navy.  He enjoyed gospel singing and fishing.  Mr. Barnes was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church.


He is survived by his wife, Judy Barnes, of the family home; three children, Brian Barnes and wife, Becky, Greg Barnes and Debra Stokes and husband, Alex; ten grandchildren, Mackenzie, Trinity, Mathias, Tristan, Keaton, Elizabeth, Joseph, Hannah, Abby and Adam; one great-grandchild, Kaden; two sisters, Mary Barker and husband, James and Sarah Dye and husband, David; and many nieces and nephews.


His parents and one brother, Larry Barnes preceded him in death.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Bible Society and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at