Allen Lawrence Barnes

September 28, 1932 - June 9, 2021

Allen Lawrence Barnes of Fairview died at the age of 88 on June 9, 2021. Allen will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Jo Anne, their three children, Robin, Allen Jr., Dana, and his sons-in-law, David and Allen. He is survived by nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Allen loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and friends, seeing new places and creating new memories. He had a passion for chess and history, especially World War II.

Allen received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University, his master’s degree from Penn State University, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.

Allen worked for many oil companies, including Sinclair, Mobil, ARCO, Ashland, and British Petroleum. His career as a Petroleum Engineer at ARCO was long and distinguished as an energy specialist in Reservoir Management and Reservoir Engineering. He received the ARCO Outstanding Technical Achievement Award in 1997.

A celebration of life Memorial Service will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas on June 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Those that can't attend in person may join the following link for the service;  The recording will also be available after the service from the same link.

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I had the pleasure of working with Al at ARCO in Plano. He could tell you the recovery factor of an oil or gas reservoir off the top of his head, and it would be amazingly close to the answer derived from weeks of reservoir studies. He went to bat for me on promotions over the years and I am grateful for his mentorship. I always enjoyed working with Al.
Ron Gajdica, April 21, 2022 I love you Faf!!! Robin Hughey, June 22, 2021 Allen was a wonderful person. We always enjoyed hearing his stories and found his life fascinating. He will be greatly missed. We are truly sorry for your loss. Love always, Joanie and Mark Joanie and Mark Moore, June 20, 2021 JoAnne and family - Please accept our condolences. We’ve only met Al a few times and always enjoyed talking to him at the various occasions! We will be thinking of all of you 
Paul and Thea Wiley, June 18, 2021 Please accept our condolences. Hope the many sweet memories you have created through the years will bring you comfort. We know your grandchildren will hold is memory fondly in their hearts, especially the grandchildren we share. Janet & Bob Hadeler, June 17, 2021 Uncle Allen was my youngest uncle and the last survivor of the seven Barnes siblings these last ten years. As a young girl, I thoroughly enjoyed his Ohio visits and have many good memories. I loved their visit when I was twelve and they stayed with us in Dayton, Ohio during their wedding trip tour through Ohio ,when I met my new aunt for the first time. She was so beautiful, and so Southern. I was in awe. I am happy for their long good life together. Gwynn Barnes Weber, June 15, 2021 JoAnne and family, We read of Al's passing and wanted to let you know that we remember him with fondness. He was a good neighbor when we all lived in Parker and a good family man. May his soul rest in peace. Our condolences to you and your family. Doug & Ina Garber, June 14, 2021 Deepest condolences to all the family. Raymond E Barnes, June 13, 2021 Jo Anne, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Al was such a wonderful man and we count ourselves fortunate to have spent time with you both over the years. Hugs. Ellen & Jonathan Bates, June 11, 2021