Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 12:40 pm
The Messenger, February 14, 2012
John Matt Barnes, 88, of Union City died 10:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 2012, at Obion County Nursing Home.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home, with the Revs. Jerry Leggett and Eddie Mallonee officiating.
Burial will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. today.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Union City Second Baptist Church or South Fulton Baptist Church.
He was born May 23, 1923, in Obion County, son of the late Fred Nichols and Alader (Easterwood) Barnes.
He married the former Minner Jane Muse Dec. 6, 1945. She died Nov. 24, 2006.
He had been employed at the former Lear-Siegler Co. in Union City and in the maintenance department of the Obion County Board of Education.
He was a member of Union City Second Baptist Church and was an ordained deacon there.
He was also a lifetime member of Troy Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his daughter, Yolanda “Lonnie” Morgan of Union City; two sons and daughters-in-law, Nicky and Jennifer Barnes of Union City and Genie and Letha Barnes of South Fulton; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Laura and Rob Kingrey, Lance and Julie Morgan, Rance and Patti Barnes, Crystal and Charles Meade, Micah Barnes and Caroline and Scott Coleman, all of Union City, and Britt and Jennifer Barnes of Smyrna; two step-grandchildren and their spouses, Jennifer and Jeff Wallen of Salt Lake City and Jacob and Krista Davidson of South Fulton; 14 great-grandchildren, Amelia Kingrey, Gavin Morgan, John Matt Morgan, Amberly Morgan, Rance Barnes Jr., Walker Barnes, Thomas Barnes, Nick Dial, Jennan Dial, Addie Meade, Carly Coleman and Miller Coleman, all of Union City, and Liam Barnes and Chloe Barnes, both of Smyrna; six step-great-grandchildren, Tristan Wallen, Hope Wallen and Chance Wallen, all of Salt Lake City, Hadley Davidson of South Fulton and Brendan Meade and Chloe Meade, both of Union City; his sister, Ada Martha Cleek of Union City; and his brother, Jimmy Barnes of Union City.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Lacy Barnes; and four sisters, Betty Crabtree, Mozelle Barnes, Vivian Clayton and Verna Dugger.
To view the DVD that is an online tribute, or to leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.