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Eugene Earl Barnes, Jr.

Earl Eugene Barnes, Jr., age 75, of Emory, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 at The Hospice of East Texas in Tyler.  Mr. Barnes’ memorial service is scheduled for Friday, October 13, 2017, at 4:00 PM at Believers’ Baptist Church, with Dr. Jason Rolen and Bro. Dwight Smith officiating.  Cremation under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

Mr. Barnes was born on April 14, 1942, in Dallas, to Earl Eugene and Christine Love Barnes.  He married Barbara Faye Rogers in New Orleans, LA, on July 25, 1963.  He proudly served his country in the United States Coast Guard.  Mr. Barnes worked as Vice President and General Manager of DalAir in Point.  He was a member of Believers’ Baptist Church.

Survivors include:

Daughter: Tara Whittington (James) of Yantis;

Son: Earl Eugene Barnes, III of Ft. Worth;

Grandchildren: Brandon Barnes, Jay Barnes, Dalton & Carly Campbell; Jamie, Shane & Cody Whittington; and Lauren Thomas;
Great Grandchildren: Hunter, Jade, Jordie, Cove, Maggie, Gunnar, Walker, and Amos;
Numerous other loving family and friends;
Preceded by: Parents; and Wife in September 2010
In lieu of flowers, family wishes donations be made in Mr. Barnes’ name to:
The Hospice of East Texas
4111 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX  75701
Online guestbook may be signed for the family at

Our Sincere Condolences

Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of

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