James Thomas Barnes

July 4, 1943May 5, 2018

James Thomas Barnes (Jim) was born on July 4, 1943 in Ft. Worth Texas to Richard & Mary Barnes. Jim completed his journey to meet the Lord on May 5, 2018. Jim started out his working career as a journeyman Butcher for Tom Thumb Grocery. He was also retired U.S. Air Force Security Supervisor after service to his country. After returning back from his service in Operation Desert Shield / Storm he was able to complete his career in law enforcement and retired from the Dallas County Sheriff Office. Jim also was awarded from the Air Force several ribbons and metals for his service. Jim was truly a devoted Christian who would profess his faith and love for the Lord to everyone he came in contact with. After teaching you about his Savior and after leading the lost to the Lord, he would then talk about the great Country he sacrificed his life for.

Jim is proceed in death by his parents Richard & Mary Barnes of Everman TX, sister Barbara Crow of Ft.Worth, TX, a special Uncle & Aunt Gene and Gladys Garrett of Ft Worth, TX, and a Grandson Jacob Duffee of Levelland, TX.

He is survived by his wife Jean Barnes of 22 years, his sister Nancy Barnes Green (husband Billy) of N.Richland Hills, TX, (Daughter) Brenda Barnes of Stone Mt., GA (Son) Roger Barnes of Dallas TX, (3 Step-sons and their wife) Ronnie Duffee (Wanett) of Kaufman, TX, David Duffee (Janet) of Levelland TX, Steve Duffee (Tobie) of Venus, TX., Jim had 11 Grandchildren and 20 Great Grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends and loved ones.

Services will be held on Thursday May 10 @ 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. prior to services at First Baptist Church of Edom, 9714 FM 314, Ben Wheeler TX, 75754. Pastor Craig Lloyd and Larry Shackelford will be conducting the services. John Bell of First Baptist of Canton will be leading in worship music. Pallbearers will be Randall Mitchell, Charles Turner, Bob Harvey, David Wimprime, Jan Moosberg and Elmer Joe McLean. Honorary Pallbearer is Ron Taliancich .

A honorary military burial services will be held on Friday May 11, exactly at 11:00 @ DFW National Cemetery (Lane A) in Dallas.

The family would like to give their thanks to the loving and caring staff at Texas Oncology, Trinity Mother Frances Hospital and The Hospice Hospital of E. Texas for the love and support they were able to show him. We also thank the many friends who have supported us in this time of need. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request that a donation be made in his memory to the First Baptist Church of Edom, 9714 FM 314, Ben Wheeler TX 75754


  • Richard Barnes, Father
  • Mary Barnes, Mother
  • Barbara Crow, Sister
  • Gene Garrett, Uncle
  • Gladys Garrett, Aunt
  • Jacob Duffee, Grandson
  • Jean Barnes, Wife
  • Nancy Barnes Green and husband Billy, Sister
  • Brenda Barnes, Daughter
  • Roger Barnes, Son
  • Ronnie Duffee, Step son
  • David Duffee, Step son
  • Steve Duffee, Step son
  • Mr.Barnes also leaves 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends and loved ones.



  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Burial Friday, May 11, 2018


  • Visitation

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Wanda Morris

May 19, 2018

Jim always had a smile, always ready to quote a scripture. He was the epitome of a good and faithful servant of the Lord. He leaves a void in our church.

Sue Human

May 7, 2018

Mike and I loved Jim. Mike would intentionally goad Jim . And Jim gave it right back. I will always remember his talks about safety at the home owners meetings. Love you Jean

Gary & Kathy Stone

May 7, 2018

We had the privilege to be at Jean and Jim's wedding! Jim helped Gary do the sound at Hillcrest Baptist Church, we have shared laughter, faith, food, home, and sorrow. We are so blessed to have called Jim our friend. We have the assurance of knowing he is now with our Lord. Looking forward to seeing you Dear Friend. Kathy & Gary Stone

lloyd & Janelle Williams

May 7, 2018

so many memories of Jim & Jean Barns when they attended Hillcrest Baptist Church with us. Jim was a true Christian Gentleman and would share his faith with everyone he met. Rest in peace at the feet of Jesus, Jim. It won't be long until your friends will meet you there.

Lloyd & Janelle

Sheila Cline

May 7, 2018

I only got to know Jim over the past few years. He was a wonderful blessing to this Community and as I read his biography, it is apparent he was truly a steadfast servant of our Lord. Your work here is done Jim. May you rest in Peace.