Philip Ray Barnes
January 6, 1942 -
July 30, 2016

Visitation

July 31, 2016
2 - 4 p.m.

Service 

August 1, 2016
10 a.m.

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Philip Ray Barnes, age 74, who passed into eternal rest July 30, 2016, at St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee will be held on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Howell Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Todd Gaskill and Rev. Joe Parks officiating. Burial will be in the Unity Cemetery at Howell.

Philip was the son of Colyar Lloyd and Lela Bryant Barnes and a life-long member of the Howell community. He was a farmer and a member of the Howell Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as elder.

Mr. Barnes was active in his community and served as a county commissioner and was a past member of the Lincoln County Fair Board. He loved his family, his farm, his church, and his community. In return he was loved by his family, church family and many friends.

Many will remember him for his career in the tractor and implement business in Fayetteville. He was previous owner of Yearwood Implement Co. and co-owner of Barnes and Moore Tractor and Equipment. He continued employment at Yearwood until his retirement in 2012. He loved his customers, was fair and ethical in his personal and business dealings, and made every effort to service his products and please his customers.

Philip is survived by his wife of 53 years Wanda Sullivan Barnes, one daughter Phyllis (P.D.) Shelton of the Howell Community, one son Keith (Lori) Barnes of Fayetteville; four grandchildren, Phil (DeWayna) Shelton, Callie Shelton, Jake (Katelyn) Barnes, and Anna Barnes; one great-granddaughter Avery Mae Shelton; a sister, Sarah Goode of Fayetteville. Philip was preceded in death by his parents; sister Dorothy (Dot) Smith; and brother Wayne L. Barnes.

Visitation with the family will be held Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 2 until 4 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Howell Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 46 L. Smith Rd., Petersburg, TN 37144.

Video Services

29 Comments

  1. Mary Partin

    So sorry for your loss. He was a good man. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Willie Carroll & Deen McGehee, Billy McGehee, Mary & Teresa Partin

    Reply
  2. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Phyllis, PD, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May God help comfort you during this sad time.

    Reply
  3. Brenda Burns

    So Very Sorry for your loss.God Bless each of you. Brenda & Joe Burns and Mattie Mae (Barnes ) Sawyer

    Reply
  4. Judy Stafford

    Wanda and family, I am so sorry about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers Judy Stafford.

    Reply
  5. Sarah and Jack Raby

    Please know that you have our very heartfelt sympathy. We were very saddened to see this today. He was such a wonderful man and had a wonderful family. You will all be in our prayers and in our hearts. Much love to all of you.

    Reply
  6. Shirley Smith

    Wanda, Phyllis,PD, Callie,Phil and the whole family I’m so sorry about your loss he was a great man that will be greatly missed. We will be praying for strength comfort and peace.

    Reply
  7. Barbara Barnes Faulkner

    Wanda, Phyllis , and Keith, I so sorry for your loss. Phillip was one of a kind … as honest as the day is long, loved his family and community. May God bless and comfort you during your time of sadness. Sending loving thoughts and prayers your way.

    Reply
  8. Katherine Hobbs

    Wanda and family, So sorry to hear about Philip. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you that you may find comfort.

    Reply
  9. Anita & Jerry Johnson

    Thinking of all of you. Philip was a great guy and friend. You all are blessed and your love of each other is so evident. May God cover you with peace at this time.

    Reply
  10. Dena and Jimmy Kincaid

    Wanda, Phyllis, Keith and the entire Barnes family,
    I am saddened to hear that a true Southern gentleman has passed. This community has suffered a great loss. There was never a time that I didn’t see Mr. Phillip Ray that he didn’t speak, and he always had a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you today, and the tough days to come. Hold fast to those precious memories that you all made along the way; that’s what will help heal your heart.

    Reply
  11. Phillip and Diane Knowles

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you all in the days to come.

    Reply
  12. Larry Moore

    Truly one of the nicest gentleman I ever met. Please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts during this sad time.

    Reply
  13. Frank Baker

    I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Philip. He was a long lifetime friend of mine. I enjoyed the many times we talked about tractors, etc. I purchased two tractors from him and he was a truly fair person. I will miss seeing him at Marvin’s. May God bless and be with the survivors.

    Reply
  14. Teresa Dunn, Jerry and Ryan

    I am so sad that this special man has passed away. He and my Aunt ‘Nani” helped raise me and I feel such a huge part of this precious family. He and I had a relationship where the arguing showed nothing but love. He nicknamed me “Carter” from when I wad little and Carter is very sad today. You will always be loved and you will never be forgotten!! God bless you and rest in peace Uncle Philip. Love you very much.

    Reply
  15. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Mr. Phillip was always someone who made me smile when I saw him. We always stopped and spoke for a few. I know you all can be assured that he and Mr. Knox are sitting on a porch somewhere talking about some good stuff and looking down smiling at their families. What a blessing that will be when you all meet again! Mr. Phillip was a good man and loved you all! My prayers to all his family and friends.
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply
  16. Cindy Harwell

    Seems like I just saw the two of you a few days ago! I was so shocked to hear this. Please know how deelply sadfem I am. Mr Phillip was always such a nice man and always smiled and spoke when I saw him.

    Reply
  17. Mike & Bea Kunz

    We are saddened to learn of Mr. Barns passing. For 12 years we could not have ask for a better neighbor. Always kind and considerate.

    Please know we are available in any way we might be of service.

    God Bless you all in this time of loss.

    Reply
  18. Carolyn Ray

    We are sincerely sorry to hear of Phillip’s passing! I was shocked, but yet I wasn’t. He was a great person and loved being a farmer. When I read Joe Parks is helping conducting the service, I could not help, but smile! Phillip and Joe had a great friendship! Carolyn and Teddy Ray

    Reply
  19. Cindy Curtis Johnson

    I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. You are all in my thoughts prayers!

    Reply
  20. SANDRA CHUNN

    I was so sorry to hear of Philip’s passing. Please know that all the family is in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God bless you all.

    Reply
  21. Dean & Sallyann Storer

    So sorry to hear of Phillip’s passing. Our prayers are with you all.

    Reply
  22. Karen Karch Gilliam

    Wanda, my sincere condolences at the loss of your beloved Philip. You two were so very blessed to have a long and happy life together, and you will cherish the memories you shared. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days to come.

    Reply
  23. Dennis and Carol Barnes

    Dennis and I are sending our love and prayers. We will miss his gentle ways.

    Reply
  24. Ray and Sue Cary Simmons

    Wanda…I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. Our love and prayers are with all of you.

    Reply
  25. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Wanda, Phyllis, Agnes Marie and family, I am so sorry about Phillip Ray. I know my little grand daughter, Hannah loved him. They told me how good he was every Sunday morning. I lost a good friend. Bill loved Wanda too when he worked with her. Love to your family. Joyce

    Reply
  26. Jack and Karen Fowler

    Wanda and family. Karen and I are so sorry for your loss. Phillip was one of my favorite people

    Reply
  27. Gary & Jo Ann Thompson

    Wanda, so sorry of your loss. Philip Ray was a good friend and I/we always enjoyed seeing the two of you at Cahoot’s! He always had a smile and something kind to say. We will certainly miss him as you and all the family will. Our prayers are with you and the family.

    Reply
  28. James Taylor and Shirley Steelman

    Wanda,
    We are saddened by news of Phillip’s passing. We have so many wonderful memories of growing up at Howell. Medical appointments prevent our attendance at services but our prayers are with you.

    Reply
  29. Wanda Jennings Preston

    Wanda, Phyllis and Keith, I am so saddened by the news of Phillip’s death. Know that my thoughts are with you all and that my,prayers will surround you all as you go through this time of sadness.

    Reply

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29 Comments

  1. Mary Partin

    So sorry for your loss. He was a good man. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Willie Carroll & Deen McGehee, Billy McGehee, Mary & Teresa Partin

    Reply
  2. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Phyllis, PD, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May God help comfort you during this sad time.

    Reply
  3. Brenda Burns

    So Very Sorry for your loss.God Bless each of you. Brenda & Joe Burns and Mattie Mae (Barnes ) Sawyer

    Reply
  4. Judy Stafford

    Wanda and family, I am so sorry about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers Judy Stafford.

    Reply
  5. Sarah and Jack Raby

    Please know that you have our very heartfelt sympathy. We were very saddened to see this today. He was such a wonderful man and had a wonderful family. You will all be in our prayers and in our hearts. Much love to all of you.

    Reply
  6. Shirley Smith

    Wanda, Phyllis,PD, Callie,Phil and the whole family I’m so sorry about your loss he was a great man that will be greatly missed. We will be praying for strength comfort and peace.

    Reply
  7. Barbara Barnes Faulkner

    Wanda, Phyllis , and Keith, I so sorry for your loss. Phillip was one of a kind … as honest as the day is long, loved his family and community. May God bless and comfort you during your time of sadness. Sending loving thoughts and prayers your way.

    Reply
  8. Katherine Hobbs

    Wanda and family, So sorry to hear about Philip. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you that you may find comfort.

    Reply
  9. Anita & Jerry Johnson

    Thinking of all of you. Philip was a great guy and friend. You all are blessed and your love of each other is so evident. May God cover you with peace at this time.

    Reply
  10. Dena and Jimmy Kincaid

    Wanda, Phyllis, Keith and the entire Barnes family,
    I am saddened to hear that a true Southern gentleman has passed. This community has suffered a great loss. There was never a time that I didn’t see Mr. Phillip Ray that he didn’t speak, and he always had a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you today, and the tough days to come. Hold fast to those precious memories that you all made along the way; that’s what will help heal your heart.

    Reply
  11. Phillip and Diane Knowles

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you all in the days to come.

    Reply
  12. Larry Moore

    Truly one of the nicest gentleman I ever met. Please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts during this sad time.

    Reply
  13. Frank Baker

    I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Philip. He was a long lifetime friend of mine. I enjoyed the many times we talked about tractors, etc. I purchased two tractors from him and he was a truly fair person. I will miss seeing him at Marvin’s. May God bless and be with the survivors.

    Reply
  14. Teresa Dunn, Jerry and Ryan

    I am so sad that this special man has passed away. He and my Aunt ‘Nani” helped raise me and I feel such a huge part of this precious family. He and I had a relationship where the arguing showed nothing but love. He nicknamed me “Carter” from when I wad little and Carter is very sad today. You will always be loved and you will never be forgotten!! God bless you and rest in peace Uncle Philip. Love you very much.

    Reply
  15. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Mr. Phillip was always someone who made me smile when I saw him. We always stopped and spoke for a few. I know you all can be assured that he and Mr. Knox are sitting on a porch somewhere talking about some good stuff and looking down smiling at their families. What a blessing that will be when you all meet again! Mr. Phillip was a good man and loved you all! My prayers to all his family and friends.
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply
  16. Cindy Harwell

    Seems like I just saw the two of you a few days ago! I was so shocked to hear this. Please know how deelply sadfem I am. Mr Phillip was always such a nice man and always smiled and spoke when I saw him.

    Reply
  17. Mike & Bea Kunz

    We are saddened to learn of Mr. Barns passing. For 12 years we could not have ask for a better neighbor. Always kind and considerate.

    Please know we are available in any way we might be of service.

    God Bless you all in this time of loss.

    Reply
  18. Carolyn Ray

    We are sincerely sorry to hear of Phillip’s passing! I was shocked, but yet I wasn’t. He was a great person and loved being a farmer. When I read Joe Parks is helping conducting the service, I could not help, but smile! Phillip and Joe had a great friendship! Carolyn and Teddy Ray

    Reply
  19. Cindy Curtis Johnson

    I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. You are all in my thoughts prayers!

    Reply
  20. SANDRA CHUNN

    I was so sorry to hear of Philip’s passing. Please know that all the family is in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God bless you all.

    Reply
  21. Dean & Sallyann Storer

    So sorry to hear of Phillip’s passing. Our prayers are with you all.

    Reply
  22. Karen Karch Gilliam

    Wanda, my sincere condolences at the loss of your beloved Philip. You two were so very blessed to have a long and happy life together, and you will cherish the memories you shared. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days to come.

    Reply
  23. Dennis and Carol Barnes

    Dennis and I are sending our love and prayers. We will miss his gentle ways.

    Reply
  24. Ray and Sue Cary Simmons

    Wanda…I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. Our love and prayers are with all of you.

    Reply
  25. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Wanda, Phyllis, Agnes Marie and family, I am so sorry about Phillip Ray. I know my little grand daughter, Hannah loved him. They told me how good he was every Sunday morning. I lost a good friend. Bill loved Wanda too when he worked with her. Love to your family. Joyce

    Reply
  26. Jack and Karen Fowler

    Wanda and family. Karen and I are so sorry for your loss. Phillip was one of my favorite people

    Reply
  27. Gary & Jo Ann Thompson

    Wanda, so sorry of your loss. Philip Ray was a good friend and I/we always enjoyed seeing the two of you at Cahoot’s! He always had a smile and something kind to say. We will certainly miss him as you and all the family will. Our prayers are with you and the family.

    Reply
  28. James Taylor and Shirley Steelman

    Wanda,
    We are saddened by news of Phillip’s passing. We have so many wonderful memories of growing up at Howell. Medical appointments prevent our attendance at services but our prayers are with you.

    Reply
  29. Wanda Jennings Preston

    Wanda, Phyllis and Keith, I am so saddened by the news of Phillip’s death. Know that my thoughts are with you all and that my,prayers will surround you all as you go through this time of sadness.

    Reply

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