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Harold "Jack" Dudley Barnes

April 5, 1925 September 14, 1999
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Obituary for Harold "Jack" Dudley Barnes

longtime Jackson County businessman, Jack Barnes, passed away at noon on Tuesday, September 14th.
Jack is survived by his wife of 53 years, Eula Mae Campbell Barnes; his five children and spouses, Nancy and Kip Thornton (Headrick) Jackie and bob Prickett (Norman), Gloria and Rob Goddard (Elk City), Carman and Bill LaRue (Wichita, Kansas) and Rob Barnes (Altus); 12 grandchildren, Trebor Thornton, Dean Thorton, Jeff Nelson, Joey Nelson, Jennifer Rainey, Jami Thompson, Alicia Prickett, Jill Barnes, Halee Prickett, Stacy Barnes, Tara Goddard and Shane LaRue; and five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Shelby, Colton, Cambrie Thornton and Cameron Nelson; two brothers, Jake Barnes and Harold Worrell; two sisters, Mae Mell Lees and Ruth Fischer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nollie and Nancy McNatt Barnes and one sister, Vera Deal.
Born on April 5, 1925, Jack was raised in the Ozark community, east of Altus, and attended school there.

In 1949 he began his entrepreneurship as a distributor of dairy products and was in the dairy business until his retirement in 1987. Throughout the years, he did dairy business under the names of Fairmont, Carnation and Borden. Other business ventures included sales of Pepsi, Dr.Pepper, Guys, and Kitty Clover products. In addition, Jack was a co-owner of the Jackson County Cottonseed Delinting Plant, and the Skate Place. Not content to sit still after his retirement, Jack and Eula chose to manage the Skate Place from 1991 until Jack's illness forced him into permanent retirement last year. He farming and raising thoroughbred horses.
A rue American Patroit, Jack was proud to serve his country in World War II, as the very first group of draftees, under the 91st Infantry. The Bronze Star and the Purple Heart were presented to him.
Jack's, myriad civic endeavors and honors included: One of the founders of the Jackson County Hall of Fame and the Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycee's) organization; a Living Legend at the Museum of the Western Prarie; American Legion State Baseball Commissioner, and selected as one of five men to serve on the National Staff to run the American Legion Baseball World Series (1975-1990); member of the Elks Club, American Legion and the VFW; Jaycee's Young Man of the Year in 1959; Chamber of Commerce Free Enterprise Legionnaire of the Year in 1978. Jack was especially proud of the fact that the local American Legion baseball program named an annual tournament the "Jack Barnes Invitational" which is held every Memorial Day weekend.
Lowell-Tims is handling funeral arrangements which will be held at their facility on Friday, September 17, at 11am. Rev. Keith Wiginton will officiate. Family visitation at the funeral home will be held on Thursday night from 6-8 pm. memorial donations may be made to Altus Great Plains Recreation, P.O. Box 521, Altus, Oklahoma 73522.

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Lowell-Tims Chapel


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