Roe Neal Barnes
September 28, 1952 – January 26, 2021
Roe Neal Barnes, age 68, of Lakeland, Tennessee passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Marianna, AR on September 28, 1952. Neal was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Crafton and Dott Marie Barnes; his brother, Raymond Barnes and his sister, Shirley Axtell.
Neal retired from Midsouth Pulmonary Specialist after working with Dr. Neal Aguillard for 27 years and also from Methodist University Hospital after more than 30 years. He enjoyed white water rafting, following college and pro football, and college basketball. Neal had a vast knowledge of sports and many other subjects which made him hard to beat at Trivial Pursuit. In addition, he always enjoyed watching University of Memphis football and basketball.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Marcia Flaherty Barnes; sisters, Doris Junkin of Columbus, NC and Patti Griffith (Terry) of Memphis, TN; brothers, Donald Barnes (Ruthie) of Pinellas Park, FL, Clifton Barnes of Morristown, TN and Hugh Barnes of Memphis, TN. Neal also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews; brothers in law, Jim Flaherty (Debbie) children, Drew and Matt & Michael Flaherty (Kim) children, Jack & Alex; sister in law, Pam Kirby (Glynn) children, Vivien & Chance and mother in law, Evelyn Hampton.
Due to COVID - 19, a private memorial service (immediate family only) for Neal will be held Saturday, February 20, 2021 beginning at 2:00pm at Family Funeral Care, 4925 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122. In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made in Neal's memory to a charity of your choice.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FamilyFuneralMemphis.com for the Barnes family.
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Roe Neal Barnes
February 20, 2021
I worked with Neal & Marcia for years at Methodist University. I will forever be in their debt for their influence. Neal shared his healthcare experiences broadening my own practice. He made his stories memorable by his subtle humor and expressions; laced with a good dose of reality. Thanks for shaping my career, Neal. Good luck on your next path.
January 30, 2021
Neal was always so helpful and caring when he worked at Methodist University . I miss his humor. He was so kind to others still when I noticed he did not feel well. Heaven received another angel to watch over us. Love to Marcia and family. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Mark, Andrew, and Terri Swearingen-Brown