J. L. Barnes was born April 2, 1933 at Alpine, Arkansas to Edward Barnes and Pearl Thomason Barnes. He died Friday, August 21, 2009 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman, Texas. He is survived by son, Danny Barnes and wife Teressa of Dodd City; daughter-in-law, Ruby Barnes of Tom Bean; brother, Billy Joe Barnes of Trenton; 9 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jerry Barnes; daughter, Sherry DeGarmo; 2 brothers and 1 sister. Graveside Services will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 23, 2009 at Burns Cemetery, Trenton, Texas. Officiating the service will be Rev. Phillip Smith. Pallbearers will be Ben Franklin, Virgil Murphy, Eric Bruce, Chad Cox, Scotty Chapman, and Billy Wayne Marks. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience on Saturday to pay their respects and to sign the register book. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Saturday, August 22, 2009 from 6-8pm at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Whitewright, Texas.