Bert Douglas Barnes

December 23, 1933April 1, 2018

Bert Barnes of Longview, Texas passed away peacefully April 1, 2018 at the age of 84. He proudly served his country for over 20 years in the US Navy, in Korea and Vietnam. In between his tours of duty, he attended and graduated from Texas A&M. The rest of his naval career was served as a recruiter. After retirement from the Navy, he worked fifteen years as a civilian for the Naval Air Station Dallas. Then retired completely and enjoyed the country life with his wife in Wood County Texas before they moved to Longview. He enjoyed traveling, western novels, daily newspapers, barbecuing, football, boxing, gardening, music and more. Bert must have known every big band and all of their songs. When listening to a "Best of the 40's" station he knew every song and artist in just a few notes. If you ever had time for a conversation with him the topics were few that he didn't know something about. Bert and his wife's favorite travel destination was their trip to China, one of the highlights being a tour of the Great Wall of China. Bert is survived by step-children Melissa and husband Larry, John and wife Becky, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, his brother David and wife Judy, Carol and husband Larry, sister-in-law Annette, brother-in-law Hans and wife Carol, and several nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his wife Gisela, brother Gordon, sister Shirley, and his parents Ora and Vera Barnes. To his family and friends, he was known as considerate, gentle and kind. Bert had a way of finding joy and fun in life; his sense of humor was always quick and witty. He will be missed; may we carry his memory in our hearts. Service will be April 10, 2018 at Lakeview Funeral Home at 5000 W Harrison Rd in Longview TX; viewing from 1:00pm to 2:00pm with funeral service at 2:00 pm. There will be a committal service at Dallas- Fort Worth National Cemetery April 11, 2018 at 2:15pm.


  • Ora Dean Barnes, Father
  • Vera Davis, Mother
  • Gisela Barnes, Wife
  • Melissa Hodge, Daughter
  • Larry Hodge, Son-in-law
  • John Connor, Son
  • Becky Connor, Daughter-in-law
  • David Barnes, Brother
  • Judy Barnes, Sister-in-law
  • Shirley Barnes, Sister
  • Gordon Barnes, Brother
  • Annette Barnes, Sister-in-law
  • Hans Hennecke, Brother-in-law
  • Carol Hennecke, Sister-in-law


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Bert Douglas Barnes

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