James C Barnes

October 21, 1939April 27, 2019

James Barnes passed away April 27, 2019 in Conway Arkansas where he resided for the last 30 years. James was born on October 21, 1939 in Ft. Worth, Tx to Esta Lee Green and Harry Lee Barnes who preceded him in death as well as his sister Betty Howard. James had many friends both in Texas and Arkansas A.A. groups. He parted this earthly world with 40 plus years sobriety and mentored to many others. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman. He was also a square dancer with his partner Rena Sue Cole who preceded him to meet our Lord and Savior. He served 8 years as an Army Reservist. He is survived by his son Chris Barnes and wife Carolina, daughter, Tammy Trott. ex wife and dear friend Evelyn Barnes, his daughter in law Jane Barnes, his beloved grand children Jesse Barnes, Paige Marsh, and Gordon "Trey" Trott, his two great grand children Ally and Beaux Marsh and his niece and nephew Rhonda Howard and Jim Howard. The family would like to thank all the nurses and staff members at Heritage Living Center where Mr. Barnes resided the last five years for their love and care. The family also thanks Kindred Hospice staff for their love and care. The family would also send a huge thank you to Tom Day of Conway for his unfailing love, support and care for James but most all of being a true friend to James.

Mr. Barnes will not have a celebration of life at this time.


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Lynn Perkins

May 12, 2019

Square dancing friend, Lynn Perkins. Sorry for your loss.

Rhonda Howard

May 8, 2019

Uncle J.C. aka Uncle ''Jakie'', was one of a kind ! He was very much loved and adored in our family. We didn't get to see him often because of distance, but my brother & I remember him as a 'Super Hero'. It seemed nothing could get him down, he was like a real super hero ! Strong and firm, yet when we got to know him better when our mom was sick, then when she died, (his sister, our mom , -Betty Howard ~ he was the most gentle and loving person one could ever meet ! I'm so grateful that his great nephew and great-great nephew , ( my son & grandson ) also had a chance to know him as well as 3 of my brother's kids, (great nieces & nephew ), Samantha & Casey Howard & Sarah Geddes. He will be forever missed ~ But never forgotten ~ Fly with our mom with the doves in Heaven Uncle Jakie, we are so proud & honored to have known and loved you for the time we had you !

Signed, your niece, Rhonda Howard, Brother James Howard, Jesse Beeson & Tyler Howard

A friend

May 4, 2019

My sincere condolences to the family. May your hearts be filled with the precious memories of your dear loved one, today, tomorrow and always.

Ecclesiastes 7:1, John 3:16