MOORESBORO- John Wayne "J.W." Barnes, 73, of Cordell Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.
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A native of Cleveland County, he was born on Nov. 14, 1939, a son of Gilbert Barnes of Rutherfordton and the late Ezma Jolley Barnes. He retired from Duke Energy after 35 years of service and was a member of Prospect Baptist Church.
Pop, as he was known by his family and many others, loved Nascar Racing, sharing his beach house with his family, and traveling with his wife of 49 years, Teeny Barnes. These great loves he passed on to his son, Dennis Barnes and wife Tammy of Rutherfordton, and his two grandsons, Jordan and Judson, who were his pride and treasures in life. He was so happy when spending time with his grandsons and his god-daughter, Stephanie, who Pop considered one of his own. He enjoyed life, laughter, and just having fun; he took this life with a lighter view, because he knew that the best was still to come, in Heaven with his Eternal Life. We will always remember all of these things he taught us as we know that we will one day join Pop for our Eternal Life in Heaven.
In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his wife, Denise Lynn Barnes.
He is survived by his wife, Ernestine Pearson "Teeny" Barnes; one son, Dennis Barnes and wife Tammy of Rutherfordton; one sister, Betty Norville and husband Vance of Mooresboro; and two grandsons, Jordan and Judson Barnes, both of Rutherfordton.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Friday at Main Street Baptist Church
Officiated by: The Revs. Rick Brewer and Roger Gosnell
Funeral home: McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the family.
Memorials: May be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Online guest register: www.mckinneylandrethcarroll.com
McKinney-Landreth & Carroll Funeral and Cremation Service
4076 HWY 221A CLIFFSIDE, NC 28024-0337
Published in Shelby Star on Oct. 31, 2013