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JD Barnes

Springdale, AR, 1935 - 2017

JD Barnes, 82, of Springdale, Arkansas passed away on July 27, 2017 in Springdale. He was born in Reed, Oklahoma in 1935 to Marlin and Margie (Long) Barnes. They moved to Springdale when JD was in the 9th grade. He graduated high school and went to work for Allen Canning for a short time. JD went on to work for Jones Truck Lines for 35 years before retiring.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marlin T and Margie Eulah Barnes; and one brother, Charles. He is survived by his wife of 59 ½ years, Reta (McGinnis) Barnes; two sons, Jay of Springdale, Joey and wife Kelli of Springdale; one daughter, Joy Barnes Dearien of Springdale; one granddaughter, Amber and husband Randy Liggett of McKinney, Texas; two sisters, Linda Sellick of Dothan, Alabama and Ann Stokenberry of Elkins; two sisters-in-law, Mary Burke of San Antonio, Texas and Cathryn Demoss of Rogers; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will be receiving friends and guests at a Celebration of Life visitation from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, August 5 at Westfield Chapel Funeral Home in Springdale. Please visit JD's memorial at

Published August 3, 2017

Westfield Chapel
3236 W Huntsville Ave, Springdale, AR
Phone: 479-751-4747