John Randall Barnes (1946 - 2014)

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John Randall Barnes

John Randall Barnes, age 68 of Clarksville, TN, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on March 26, 1946 in Effingham, IL to the late John Lawrence Barnes and Hazel Henderson Akers.

Funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2 p.m., at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Chapel with full military honors. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 1 p.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

John was a Retired Command SGT Major with the U.S. Army. He received the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and served three tours in Vietnam.

He is survived by his mother, Hazel Akers of Flora, IL; daughter, Katie Lott (Jamie) of Independence, LA; ex-wife, Carolyn Barnes; dear friend, Larry Weimer; four brothers, Gary Barnes, Albert Barnes, Steve Barnes, and Mike Barnes; and three sisters, Shirley Weatherford, Lois Speagle and Brenda Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. Online condolences may be made at www.neal-tarpley.com.

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Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 645-6488
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Published in The Leaf Chronicle on Apr. 26, 2014
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