Jack (Jackie) Leo Barnes
Jack (Jackie) Leo Barnes, loving brother, father, and grandfather, after a long-fought battle with illnesses passed away at the age of 72. Jack was born April 21, 1947, to Max and Margaret Barnes (Elliott). He was the oldest of three, with a younger brother, Jerry, and younger sister, Kristi. Jack grew up in Humansville, Mo., where he remained until graduating from Stockton High School in 1965.
The next year, on May 10, 1966, Jack was selected in the Vietnam War Draft and assigned to serve his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Korea. He served his country honorably as a Military Police Soldier until May 9, 1968, during which time he earned the National Defense Service Medal, Sharpshooter Badge (rifle), and Marksman Badge (pistol).
After returning home Jack married Pat (Patsy) Fast (Ozkal) on May 24, 1968. Of that marriage they adopted two children, Aaron and Marsha, and fostered four girls, Missy, Patty, Carrie, and Cathy. Jack was saved as a young man, and a member of Old Union Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon for many years. Jack was known for his “praying-power.”
Jack received an associate degree from Wentworth Junior College in Nevada, Mo., after attending night school and working as a security guard during the day at the State Hospital in Nevada. While working there, he built several life-long friendships, and enjoyed helping to put on the annual State Hospital fireworks show each Fourth of July.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Margaret Barnes; his aunt, Bernice Root; and his foster-grandson, Scott Arlint. He is survived by son, Aaron Barnes and his wife, Lorrie, of Wildwood, Mo.; daughter, Marsha Barnes of Walker, Mo.; foster daughters, Missy Arlint (Milligan) and significant other, Tom Davis, of West Plains, Mo., Patty Milligan and significant other, George Puckett, of Nevada, Mo., Carrie Myers (Milligan) and husband, Roy, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., and Cathy Graham (Davis) and husband, Kent, of Stockton, Mo.; grandchildren, Blake and Brayden Barnes; foster-grandchildren, Jason Arlint and Kendra Gilleylan; foster-great-grandchildren, Jeffrey and Matthew Arlint, Jocelynn Arlint, Preston Collins, and Zane Cole; brother, Jerry and his wife, Jacque, of Dadeville, Mo.; sister, Kristi Moore (Barnes) of Stover, Mo.; niece, Amanda Crayton (Barnes); and nephews, Dallas Barnes and Tanner Moore.
Memorials may be made to the funeral home to help family with arrangements.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 18, in Bland-Brumback Funeral Home. Burial will be in Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Stockton, Mo.
View obituary online at www.brumbackfuneralhome.com.