Edward Eugene Barnes

January 7, 1920 - September 5, 2013

Edward Eugene Barnes, age 93, of Princeton, Texas, passed away September 5, 2013, in McKinney, Texas. He was born January 7, 1920 in Anna, Texas, to W.E. and Birdie (Dillon) Barnes.  On November 6, 1937, Edward married Ilah Maye Rich in Westminster, Texas.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII; he received the Purple Heart medal along with other significant recognitions.

He is survived by his children, Robbie Kay Davis, Glenda Beth Smith and husband Shawn all of Princeton, Texas and Michael Richard Barnes, of Plano, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and, 9 great-great-grandchildren.

Edward is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Birdie Barnes; wife, Ilah Maye Barnes; daughter, Patsy Jean Foster; four brothers; and two grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 9, 2013, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends during a visitation being held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., on Sunday evening at the funeral home

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Robbie Kay, Glenda Beth & Mike We're sorry for the passing of Uncle Biggun He was very special to us & we loved him dearly May God Bless You All Lonita Alexander Barnes, Rains Don Barnes,Gary Ray,Billy Don& family, September 7, 2013 I am so thankful that I got to visit with your Dad just last Thursday. Even though you are sadden, by the loss what a blessing to know that he is with Jesus and Ms. Ilah. Prayers will be with you through the days ahead. Sandra Hall Godwin, September 6, 2013 Dear Robbie, Glenda, Michael & Family; Ed, Biggon is what I've known him as my whole life, was an amazing and wonderful man. We've missed him sitting on the porch visiting w/us, and/or just walking over to his house and visiting since he went to the Assisted Living Home. It hasn't been that long ago that I sat w/him and he talked about going to breakfast on Saturdays. I loved his stories, and as kids we have a few to tell of our own. I asked him one day if he remembered getting on to Robbie and me at the slumber party when we were kids. He said yes, & we deserved it. But we both got a laugh out of that along w/many other memorable times during our childhood days. He was not only smart, but he had a great sense of humor. I know that God welcomed him this morning as he entered Heaven, and I'm sure Ilah & Patsy were happy to see him along w/other family & friends. Please know that you are all loved, and you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time of loss. God bless you all! Love, Darrell & Karen Price, September 6, 2013