Dennis Barnes

Dennis Barnes

Saturday, July 3rd, 1965 Monday, August 12th, 2019

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Obituary for Dennis Marion Barnes

Dennis Marion Barnes was born July 3, 1965 to Judy and Dennis Barnes in St. Joseph, Missouri.

He lived in Buffalo, Missouri for a few years before moving to Bolivar as a freshman in high school. He graduated from Bolivar High School with the class of 1983. Dennis played baseball all four years of high school, and went on to play two more years at Sedalia Community College in Sedalia, Missouri.

In 1986, Dennis began work for Simpson & Son Construction in Bolivar, Missouri.

Dennis was saved on Monday, November 28, 1988 at Goodson Missionary Baptist Church.
Brother Doyle Mayfield was holding the meeting, and Brother Donald Bybee was the pastor.

Dennis joined Goodson Church the night he was saved. He was baptized on December 11, 1988 with a little ice on the edge of the river. He is still a member of Goodson today.

Dennis Barnes and Susan Pitts were united in marriage on April 8, 1989. To this union, two boys were born; Brandon Earl Barnes, and Michael David Barnes.

In 1990, Dennis was hired on at Southwest Electric Co Op in Bolivar, Missouri where he worked his way up to a journeyman lineman. He was a loyal employee for 29 years.

Dennis was a man of few words, but he enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball, and sharing those passions with his boys.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by wife, Susan; two sons, Brandon and Michael; his grandmother, Helen Atkins of St. Joseph, Missouri, and many friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 14, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Pitts Chapel. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at Goodson Cemetery in Goodson, MO. Online condolences may be made at:
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Pitts Chapel
    316 E. Broadway St.
    Bolivar, Missouri
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    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, August 15th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Pitts Chapel
    316 E. Broadway St.
    Bolivar, Missouri
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, August 15th, 2019
    Bro. Mike McCurry
  • Interment

    Thursday, August 15th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Address Not Available
    Thursday, August 15th, 2019

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Amy, Drake & Cora Grimm and Anne Summers

Susan, Brandon and Michael,
We’re so incredibly sorry for your loss.
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Penny Artz

Susan and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’m praying for God’s comfort in the days ahead. Love and prayers, Doug and Penny Artz
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Holly Hatfield

Kevin and I extend our deepest sympathies to you, Brandon and Micheal at the passing of Dennis. He was a good guy and loved by many. May he rest in God's external peace! Love and prayers to you and the boys. ~Holly and Kevin Hatfield
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Laura Ritter

Susan and the boys, I am so sorry to hear about Dennis' passing. I have fond memories of all of you when I worked with your dad and brother at the funeral home...good times.... You are in my thoughts, hold those memories tight!
Laura (Hoffer) Ritter
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Georgia Marshall

For the love of family and memory ❤️
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