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Joe "Jake" L. Barnes

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 www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.


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Trecia and Carol, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Love you both.

Jenevieve Barker Feb 16 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joe "Jake" Barnes

Darla Scott Feb 15 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about Jake. I have many memories of our fishing adventures. I enjoyed working with him. He was a good man with a great sense of humor. He will be missed!!!

Michael Rapp Feb 14 2020 12:00 AM

We enjoyed our visits with Jake and know he will be missed so greatly. Our love and prayers for family and friends at this sad time. May God bring you comfort, peace and allow you to be blessed with many happy memories of Jake's life.

Bobby Jack & Shirley Spears Feb 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joe "Jake" Barnes

Marie Ross Feb 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joe "Jake" Barnes

Mike link Feb 13 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joe "Jake" Barnes

Tonya January Venable Feb 13 2020 12:00 AM