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Joe "Jake" L. Barnes

November 29, 1936 — February 12, 2020

Joe “Jake” L. Barnes, Jr., 83, of Colcord, Oklahoma passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

Jake was born on November 29, 1936, a son of Joe. L. Barnes, Sr. and Golda Moore Barnes. He married Donnis L. Kustanborter on May 27, 1971 in Siloam Springs. Jake worked for Franklin Electric for 36 years as the Supervisor of Transportation. He also worked with his father in law in the construction business and for the Colcord Public Schools doing maintenance and construction. He enjoyed woodworking and was known for being a master hunter and fisherman, teaching many how to hunt.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Colcord. Jake was a dedicated family man dearly loving his wife and children. He was a strong man having fought cancer for 28 years.

He is survived by his wife, Donnis Barnes of the home; one son, Tim Barnes of Neosho, Missouri; three daughters, Perri Jackson of Siloam Springs, Shawna Barnes of Siloam Springs, and Sheena Westfall of Alma, Arkansas; three brothers, Juan Barnes of Colcord, Gary Barnes of Gentry and Doyle Barnes of Siloam Springs; three sisters, Wilene Washington of Cincinnati, Arkansas, Carol Trammell of Garfield, Arkansas and Trecia Slaughter of Weddington, Arkansas; sister in law, Sharon Barnes of Cincinnati, Arkansas; ten grandchildren, Wake Gregory, Emily Gregory, Jake Westfall, Avery Westfall, Ashley Long, Jordan Jackson, Kaci Pak, Tyler Barnes, Chase Barnes and Tanner Barnes: 10 great grandchildren along with many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father and one brother, Sam Barnes.

A Celebration of Life drop in will he held Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 1PM until 4PM at the Cincinnati Fire Department.  All family and friends welcome. 
Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, AR.  To sign our online register book please visit


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Celebration of Life

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Starts at 1:00pm (Central time)

Backstrom Pyeatte Funeral Home - Siloam Springs

1401 E Main St, Siloam Springs, AR 72761

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