Barnes, Blake

Blake Barnes

July 21, 2003 - May 23, 2022

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved son Blake Barnes on May 23, 2022 at the age of 18. Blake was a sweet soul who cared deeply about others, a loving son and brother, loved animals, excelled in the classroom, and was an outstanding athlete. In his senior year at Rock Hill High School, he was awarded Prosper ISD Student Athlete of the Year as recognition for his accomplishments and character through running. He loved his teammates, coaches, faculty, and administrative staff. Blake attended Texas A&M University spending some time with the school cross country team. He was majoring in International studies with the goal of working for the United Nations to make an impact/improve the world.  He wanted to do this as silently and humbly as possible. His intelligence, running speed, and flowing hair will be missed.

Blake is survived by his parents Doug and Traci, twin sister Karrigan, grandparents Allan and Shirley, uncle Bryan and Aunt Pricila, and a host of family and friends. 

A Celebration of Life will be held for Blake at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North in Allen. The visitation will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the funeral home.  The family will be hosting a reception at their home after the ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that guests donate to one of the following organizations:

The American Red Cross, an organization where Blake planned to intern this summer as part of his broader goal of making the world a better place.

Habitat for Humanity Collin County, one of Blake’s earliest volunteer experiences where he was able to do work to help people of our local community in need.

The SPCA of Texas, one of Blake’s favorite places to volunteer in support of his love for animals.   Donate | SPCA of Texas



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Traci, Doug and Karrigan, My heart is absolutely broken for y’all. I am so sorry your family is going through this. You will be in my thoughts - Aubrey (tangerine salon)
Aubrey Lewis , June 11, 2022 Traci, Doug, Karrigan and the entire Barnes family, My heart is so heavy for all of you. I have wonderful memories of a very inquisitive boy, running around the tennis courts, laughing, chasing rabbits and birds and smiling at the wonder of God's natural beauty. Blake's intellect was far beyond his years and the kindness in his heart was felt by all. Blake will always be remembered and always be loved . Jennifer and Dave Orenstein, June 11, 2022 I did not know Blake personally but I do know he had to be very special young man and be very loving like his mama Traci my friend. Also he must have been a great athlete like her and dedicated animal lover. I can not even comprehend what you all are going through or feeling but I pray and hope for the Lord to wrap His loving arms around Traci, Doug and Karrigen during this difficult time and keep you strong and faithful and be able to lean on each other. With Deepest Sympathy.
Julie Piatas, June 8, 2022 Please accept my sincere condolences. I'm so very sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength to face the hard days ahead. May you find comfort in knowing he's with the Lord. May he Rest In Peace. Christian Elmaalouf, June 7, 2022 Sending my deepest condolences for the parents, sister, family & friends. May God wrap his arms around you & give you the strength in the coming days, months & years. Kristen Terrell (Tangerine salon) Kristen Terrell, June 6, 2022 Doug, Traci, Karrigan, Words cannot describe how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Blake was an amazing young man and I pray that over time the happy memories outweigh the sadness of his loss. We are praying for you all during this incredibly difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. Kiley Buttacavoli and family, June 6, 2022 My precious cousin Traci, our hearts are just absolutely broken. Our prayer is that the peace and unconditional love of our Lord will comfort you and your beautiful family always, until you are all reunited again in heaven. I love you, Jennifer
Jennifer Richardson Golwyn, June 5, 2022 Doug and Traci - deeply saddened to hear your loss. No word is enough. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless your family. Selim Saifur, NETSCOUT, June 4, 2022 deepest condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort and peace. Li Lam, June 3, 2022 Doug and Traci- Please accept our heartfelt condolences – No words can console you –Blake lived a fulfilled life and had an amazing impact with the community around him. Doug – I remember the college conversations we have had about our kids. Just cannot fathom this happening. I am at loss of words. Our deep prayers for you and Traci to be strong for the rest of your family!
Latha Narayannan, NETSCOUT, June 2, 2022 Doug, Sending love, thoughts, and prayers to you and your family during this tough time. Blake has done so many amazing things for the community around him and touched so many lives. May his soul rest in peace. - Maniam Maniam Palanivelu, June 2, 2022 Dear Doug, Traci, Karrigan and family, I have no words to express the depth of sorrow that I feel. As the parent of a young man myself, I feel this loss in a very personal way and my heart is broken for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. With Love, Azar Azar Khansari, June 2, 2022 Dear Traci, My heart truly hurts hearing the news of the devastating loss of your beautiful son. I am sincerely thinking and praying hard for you, Doug, Karrigan and for your family and friends. Much love to you. From you high school & UWG friend,
Amy Moss, June 2, 2022 This is so hard to absorb knowing that my friends are suffering with grief over the loss of Blake. I was there when he left Polo in a baby carrier and I have followed him through high school and on to Texas A&M. My prayers are with the Barnes family and I only wish I could do more for Doug and Traci. God bless your family.
J.L. and Sandy Howell, June 1, 2022 Dear Doug and Traci, I am so very sorry for the devastating loss of your sweet boy. I pray for peace and comfort today and always. God bless you, your family, and all who knew and loved Blake. Paula Mattei, June 1, 2022 Doug and Traci, My heart dropped upon hearing of this very tragic news. Blake was an accomplished young man of that you can be eternally proud. I will be praying for you and love you both. May God comfort you at this incredibly sad, trying time. Kimberly (Willis) Campbell, May 31, 2022 Our hearts hurt for you three. We can't imagine what you feel right now. I do know your faith and the hope you have deeply rooted within you. I do know your love for Blake and are extremely proud of who he was. I do know you'll miss Blake terribly but will honor him with the way you live your lives. I do know you'll see him again, happy and whole. Love you very much!
Chris and Kari Carr, May 31, 2022 Thinking of you and your family during this tough time and asking God to bring you peace and comfort. Sending lots of love and hugs your way. Melinda Weems, May 31, 2022 I am so very sorry. Allyson Gerron Raymond, May 31, 2022 Traci and Doug, You and Karrigan have been in my prayers. Thinking of you often and offering any support I can provide to you now or in the days to come. Hugs, Kristi and Nick Kristi Daddario, May 31, 2022 Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember someone who was so close to you.
Fang li, May 30, 2022