(Orange, Texas)

June 10, 2014

Ronald Thomas “ Ronnie ” Barnes, Sr.

Ronald Thomas “ Ronnie ” Barnes, Sr.

The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Ronald Thomas “ Ronnie ” Barnes, Sr. 60, of Hartburg, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Vidor, Texas.

Born in Berea, Ohio, he was raised in Ozone, Tennessee and he moved to Houston, Texas as a teenager but always considered the mountains of Tennessee as his home.  Ronnie served in the United States Marine Corp, he married his wife, Dale Barnes in 1979 and he then moved to Deweyville, Texas where he and his wife raised their two children.

Ronnie is preceded in death by his grandson, Daniel Zane Coker.  Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 35 years, Dale Barnes of Hartburg; his daughter, Melissa Coker and husband, Danny of Hartburg; his son, Tommy Barnes of Hartburg; his mother, Dorothy Love of Crab Orchard, Tennessee; his father, Lloyd Barnes, Jr. of Deweyville; his six sisters, Sue O’Banion of Starks, Louisiana, Donna Klenke of Houston, Linda Barnes of Deweyville, Debbie Haskins of Douglas, Kansas, Karen Thomas  and Robin Sherrill of Crab Orchard, Tennessee.  And last but not least, we must say that the Apple of Ronnie’s eye were his grandchildren, Kyle, Dylan, Zoe, Ian, Aden, Adelyn, Waylon and Braxton.  In addition to his family, the love of his life was his Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.  His next greatest was playing music, especially Blue Grass and he also enjoyed playing music for hours and hours with his friends.

Memorial services to remember and honor Ronnie’s life will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, June 13, 2014 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.

A gathering of Ronnie’s family and friends for a time of Comfort and sharing will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Thursday, at the funeral home.  At Ronnie’s request, Cremation was held prior to services and his remains will be scattered on the Roosevelt Mountain in Ozone, Tennessee.

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