Barnes, Michael Richard

Michael Richard Barnes

June 28, 1943 - November 9, 2021

Michael Richard Barnes of Princeton, Texas passed away on November 9, 2021 at the age of 78. He was born on June 28, 1943 to Edward Eugene Barnes and Ilah May Rich in McKinney, Texas. He graduated McKinney High School in 1962, and attended the University of North Texas. As a man of many talents, Michael was self-employed as a general contractor and as a singer/songwriter and working musician.

He is survived by his children, Michele Bernard and husband, David of McKinney, Texas, Amy Crolley and husband, Aaron of Little Rock, Arkansas and Wesley Barnes and wife, Gina of Beebe, Arkansas; grandchildren, Kyle Greer of McKinney, Texas, Chase Greer and wife, Sara of McKinney, Texas, David Greer of McKinney, Texas, Elizabeth Williams of Maumelle, Arkansas, Jared Crolley of Little Rock, Arkansas, Cameron Barnes of Beebe, Arkansas, Caleb Barnes of Beebe, Arkansas and Colton Barnes of Beebe, Arkansas; great-grandchildren, Marvelle Greer, Amelia Greer and Kynlee Williams; sisters, Robbie Davis of Princeton, Texas and Glenda Smith and husband, Shawn of Princeton, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.

Michael was preceded in death by his twin brother, his parents; daughter, Brenda Barnes and sister, Patsy Foster.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 19, 2021 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 400 North College Street, McKinney, Texas 75069. Inurnment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Ridgeview Memorial Park, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.  


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Michael was unique, and one of the “good guys”. Kind, artistic, amazing at his trade, he was not only one of the best contractors I have had … he was also a friend. RIP Michael- knowing you were loved and will be missed. Bill and Laura Kellogg, November 19, 2021