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.