Norman R. (Biff) Barnes

February 16, 1933December 29, 2012

Norman Ross (Biff) Barnes, of Leander, TX passed away peacefully on December 29,2012, surrounded by his loving family. Biff was born February 16, 1933 in Reagan, TX to Rev. J.D. Barnes and Vallie.

Biff graduated from Valley Mills High School in 1950. He attended Tarleton State University and the University of Houston. He served in the U.S. Navy (Aviation) from 1951-1955 and was a Korean War Veteran. A long-time resident of Cedar Park, he was a member of the First Baptist Church New Hope and owned Barnes One Stop, for 30 years.

Biff is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Barnes; sister, Dell Nutt; and grandson, Keaton Kunetka. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jean Elrod Barnes; daughters, Kim Greer and husband Gary; Kay Langenfeld and husband David; and Kristi McLemore and husband Mike. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kristopher Kunetka, Clayton Langenfeld, and Charli McLemore; brother-in-law, Sam Elrod and wife Sherry; nephews, Greg Elrod and wife Danielle; and Geoff Elrod and wife Shelly; and John McNutt and wife Julie; niece, Kathy Wilson and husband Richard; and several great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 1, 2013, with a Funeral service at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 both at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, Austin, TX. Burial will be 12:30 p.m. at Valley Mills Cemetery, Valley Mills, TX.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, January 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 2, 2013
  • Burial with Military Honors Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Norman R. (Biff) Barnes

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Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret)

February 8, 2013

Thank you, Biff, for your service to our country.

January 2, 2013

Jean and family
So sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our prayers. Take care.
Janet & Gary Trevorah (Radian/URS)

January 2, 2013



So sorry for your loss....We all understand what a terrible loss this is to you and your family. With Miss Dana's problems we can not make it to the services, but understand we are there in spirit.

Old Scott and Miss Dana

January 2, 2013

Kay and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Shelly Walker

January 1, 2013

I most remember Biff As one of my best friend's dad! He never past judgement on anyone. He even opened up his house to me for Thanksgiving dinner more Than once years ago. Prayers. to the family

Theresa Gammill

December 31, 2012

Jean and family......we were so saddened to hear of Biff's passing. He was always such a joy. Please know that we are praying for God's comfort and peace for all of you. Much love........Jerry and Pat Harkey