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Sam P. Barnes

Mar 02 1923 - Oct 31 2004

Sam P. Barnes, 81, of Whitesboro, Texas, died Sunday morning, October 31, 2004, at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman. Sam was born March 2, 1923, in Anna, Texas. He was the youngest of five sons born to Walter Edward and Birdie Lera Dillon Barnes. He married Lillie Hester Estep on November 13, 1943. Barnes was a U. S. Army Air Corp Veteran of World War II serving with the 549th Night Fighter Squadron in Iwo Jima. He received his B. S. and M. S. Degrees from North Texas State University. Barnes was a teacher and coach in Frisco, Gunter and Anna. After getting his Master’s Degree in School Administration, he became Superintendent in Anna. He was Business Manager for Dumas I. S. D. from 1961-65. He then served 18 years as Superintendent of Lazbuddie Schools. The Barnes retired to Muleshoe in 1983, before moving to Whitesboro in 1987. Barnes served as Deacon in the Lazbuddie Baptist Church and currently is a member of the First Baptist Church of Whitesboro. He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Hester; three sons, Ronny and wife, Cindy Barnes of Lubbock, Monte and wife, Delayne Barnes of Bowie, Mark and wife, Karen Barnes of Farwell; daughter, Marilyn and husband, Frank Hinkson of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas; ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild due in December. Also surviving is a brother, Edward Barnes of Princeton. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Bill, Cecil and Odell. Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon, Wednesday, November 3, 2004, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Daryl Woerz officiating. Interment will be at Cottage Hill Cemetery in Celina, Texas. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
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