Jay Dee Barnes Baird, TX Jay Dee Barnes peacefully passed from this world, at his home in Baird, TX, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. He was born in Meadows, TX on March 31, 1922. He was the son of the late Jerome Cerox Barnes and Lora Bernice (Tollett) Barnes. He had one sister, the late Elizabeth Dupus and a half-brother, the late Calvin Barnes of Oklahoma. Jay Dee married Laverne Stickland and they had three children: Jimmy, Virginia and Calvin (Cotton). Jay Dee was a self-educated man. He worked for a total of 40 years, beginning with the T&P Railroad and retiring from the Union Pacific Railroad. He was a locomotive engineer. Jay Dee loved studying the bible. He was always eager to share a bible verse or lesson. He is survived by his wife: Carol. They would have celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary on March 14, 2017. He is also survived by his daughter: Virginia Derby of Comfort, TX; daughter-in-law: Louanna Barnes of Carroll, TX; step-daughter: Paula Barnes and husband Willie of Baird; step-son: Brian Fears of Baird; 8 grandchildren; 1 step-grandson; 17 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Special thank you to the wonderful people of Kinder Hearts Hospice/Health Care. Donations can be made in Jay Dee's memory to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children at 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, TX 75219. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, February 17, 2017 at Ross Cemetery Annex in Baird, TX. Arrangements are entrusted to Parker Funeral Home in Baird.
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