David Wayne Barnes of Quapaw, Okla. passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Freeman Health System in Joplin, Mo. He was 75.
David was born September 10, 1941 in Claremore, Okla. to Richard and Viola (Dushane) Barnes. He had lived in Quapaw since 1979 moving from Springfield, Mo. and had also lived in North Platte, Neb. He was the office manager for Lakeland Office Systems for many years. He graduated Quapaw High School as Co-Salutatorian and attended Coffeyville Community College where he ran the half mile for the 1960 Red Raven National Track Championship. David received his Associates of Art Degree at Northeastern A& M College, Miami, Okla. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Quapaw, Okla., charter member of Spring River Indian Baptist Church, served as treasurer & youth director for First Southern Baptist Church in North Platte, Neb. and had served as treasurer for Webster Park Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo. David served on Quapaw Board of Trustees 24 years. He was Mayor for the Town of Quapaw for 17 ½ years, April 1983 til October 2001. David was the “ voice” of the Quapaw Wildcats, announcer for Quapaw High School Wildcat Football for 20 years and was clock operator for 20 years for Wildcat Basketball.
David was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Cleora Anita Barnes Scott and Barbara Ann Barnes Wilson and four brothers, Irvin Jenks Barnes, Simpson Joseph Barnes, Benny Orson Barnes and Michael Lee Barnes.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Marie Barnes of the home, two sons, William Jeggery Barnes of Baxter Springs, Kan. and John David Barnes of Miami, Okla., his daughter, Lisa Marie Barnes Darnell of Quapaw, Okla., two brothers, Clifford Barnes of Quapaw, Okla. and Richard Barnes of Grove, Okla. and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Quapaw, Okla. with Rev. Matt Robertson officiating. Interment will be in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Okla. Cliff Barnes, Jr., Brett Barnes, Ben Barnes, Richie Barnes, Bucky Barnes and Kolby Chrz will serve as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dallas Wall, Larry Kelley, Dennis Taylor, Robert Testerman, Jerry Bayliss, John Jennings and Jim Jennings. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Shawnee Tribal Building in Miami, Okla. Services have been place in the carre of Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, Okla. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com.