Weldon Barnes

10 March, 193919 October, 2017

Ray was born in Bowie, Texas to Ollie and Althea Barnes. He was a hardworking, man who never met a stranger, and he knew everyone. His family was the most important thing to him. He met the love of his life Gail Crisel they were married for 53 wonderful years. He was the peacekeeper of the family he was quick to lend a hand and never asked for one thing in return. He enjoyed fishing and collecting guns. His Sunday morning breakfast was the best! He worked for Cal Farley’s Boy Ranch for many years and would help any of the kids that needed it; he had a heart of gold.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Jimmy James Barnes.

He is survived by his loving wife Gail; his children Christina Durand; Barbara Hiller and husband Tommy; Kandi Barnes and husband David and Lisa Baldwin and husband Robert. Siblings Norma Favlora; Luanne Carmenita and Brenda Neto. Grandchildren Craig Durand, Autumn Jewett, Elyse Draper, Alec Baldwin, Blaine Jewett, Bailey Baldwin, Heath Hemelstrand and Dawson Barnes. Five great grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, Amarillo, TX.


  • Visitation

    Monday, 23 October , 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, 24 October , 2017


Weldon Barnes

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linda rojas

October 27, 2017

so sorry for you lose love and prayers for the family

Norma and joe Favalora

October 25, 2017

I am writing this for my mother we will miss you so much we loved you to the moon and back we will miss our phone calls always calling once or twice a week we will pray for your Gail and the family we no your in heaven with the family and your friends god bless we love you

Barbara Hiller

October 24, 2017

Daddy I love you with all my heart. You taught me how too ride a bike, drive a car and admit when I was wrong. You where kind, loving and hard working for your family.
I will miss you so much. I hope you and Uncle Jimmy are fishing in heaven and that you are my guardian angel. .
You took care of Autumn, Elyse and Blaine for me. You bought me ice cream when i was sad.
You loved me now matter what.
Fly with the Eagles daddy sore high and be free. I will join you someday and untill then kisses and hugs always!!

Autumn Jewett

October 24, 2017

Grandpa you will truly be missed but never forgotten you were so amazing loving ,funny, loved everyone unconditionally no matter what .you were the best grandpa a grand daughter could ever have ....i love you more papa i know your with the angels now watching down on me

Renea Bower

October 23, 2017

To all the girls. I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bring you comfort. We are praying for you. With deepest sympathy Renea, Joshua Bower and family

Omer Joseph Begin Jr.

October 23, 2017

In just a few times meeting Ray(Bud) I found him to be genuine, old school kick but attitude , and very fun to be around. I know now why he is adored and honored by family and friends. You all have been extremely blessed to have such a man in your lives.
If I could say anything to encourage you, it would be that this is all temporary, you will meet again.
May God bless all affected by his passing.
He's ok now and loves all of you very much.

Linda Begin

October 23, 2017

Uncle Buddy, you will be deeply missed. You were a pillar, for me, growing up. I am blessed to have had such an Uncle. Thank you for all the great memories. Enjoy your new journey, in heaven, with my dad and others. My heart and spirit is with my dear Texas family during this time. Love and hugs to you all.

Teressa London

October 23, 2017

Dear Gail I'm so sorry for your loss please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Melissa McKee velarde

October 23, 2017

Ladies I'm so sorry for your lost.i remember going to y'allhouse one time with Barbie to go to a concert and he was so nice.the heavens definitely got a special angel in this man...

Randy Jewart

October 23, 2017

I will miss him he was like a father to me I no he is in heaven maybe doing a little painting god bless him and his family