William (Willie) Earl Barnes, II

March 2, 1969 - December 1, 2003

We regretfully announce the death of our brother, a son, a father, a best friend, a mate, and a most compassionate man. There is no way to describe such a special and loving human being with a heart the whole size of Texas, and then some! Today we will announce the arrangements we have made in memory of our beloved Willie Barnes (William Earl Barnes, II). We will all miss him deeply! Our family greiving is as follows: his mother and father, Shirley and Clarence Paysinger; brother and sister-in-law, Clarence W. Butler and Sharon of McKinney; sister, Iva R. Butler and friend, Will Merrill of Canton, Georgia; sister, Anzlette Williams and friend, Mark Hunt of McKinney; brother, Rowdy Barnes and wife, Victoria of Princeton; Winnie, life long friend and companion and mother of his two children, Lucas and Emily Barnes all of McKinney; nephews, Brad Butler and wife, Angela of Princeton, Blake Butler, who is on leave with the Army from Iraq, Colten and Conner Williams of McKinney; niece, Faith Barnes of Princeton; great-nephews, Jacob, Kevin and great-niece, Harley Butler; very special friends, Amy McClellan, Barbara Dunnan, Rhonda Pittman and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins from Texas and out of state, Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, and Mississippi; plus his many friends. He was preceded in death by his niece, little Anzlette Marie Barnes; and grandparents, Johnny and Mamie Smith. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 5, 2003, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Dalton Froman officiating. Interment will follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Please lift us all up in your prayers! And say hello to Willie!

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Anzlette and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Lorie Cawthon-Nelson, November 2, 2005 My friend in the worst of times and in the best of times. Someone I loved so deeply that a day does not pass that I do not think of him. He loved his family. He had compassion for others and would help anyone who asked. His memory will be forever with me. Winnie Barnes, August 18, 2005 In loving memory for my best friend and sister at heart and her family in their extreme lost. Vickie Williams, August 17, 2005 Although I han not seen Willie for several years after we moved to Montana, I always remember him with so much fondness. I recall many family get-to-gathers at the home on College Street. When Willie entered the room, there was a "light" that surrounded him. He was fun-loving and spirited, yet I always sensed a "depth" inside of him that was very private. Willie, my cousin, I know you are shinning brightly now. With much love...... Melba Morris, August 17, 2005 My best friend, my brother, and the love of my life!!! He took a small part of me with him to heaven. Until we meet again, I will hold his memories close to my heart and cherish them like no other. He was such a jewel to so many of us. Great guy, always with a smile on his face and a helping hand extended!!! :) Iva Rebecca Butler, August 17, 2005 I have countless memories from years of friendship with Willie. We were the best of friends from 1983 to 1988 and only lost touch after I got married and we both grew up and into careers. No other person affected my life, even in separation, more than Willie. I spent many years after divorcing my first wife living like Willie had in our youth. Chasing cute girls and feeling a full zest of life like he did. When Willie, Rowdy and I were together we had the best of times. There are so many adventures I cannot list on here because they are our memories,and most of them would get us all in trouble, but I can talk about the time we drove home BACKWARDS from Wilmeth road to the Barnes home on College street! At 10 at night. Willie never flinched! He is my friend, my brother, and I can't wait to see him again. Chad Michael Duncan, July 27, 2005 He was a very fun, loving, caring person.Who I know loved his kids more than anything. I will miss him Christy Deann Jenkins, April 28, 2004