Mr. David Gilbert Barnes 78 of Hohenwald peacefully went to be with our Lord and Savior on April 26,2021 surrounded by his family. He was born on April 3,1943 in Lewis County to the late Johnny and Mamie (Porter) Barnes. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Teresa Kilpatrick; brothers Richard Barnes, Thomas Barnes, James Barnes, and Lonnis Barnes; and sisters Ida Akers, Neomi Whitehead, and Carolyn Miller.
He married his true love-Ms. Joyce Elaine Clayton and together raised two beautiful girls and made a lifetime of memories. In 1993 Mr. Barnes and his wife began a charity in Hohenwald that was near and dear to their heart, the Lewis County Cancer Victims fund. They gave back to individuals facing hard times when dealing with the disease, making sure they would have money for gas to get to appointments or fill their prescriptions. Taking that leap of faith and not knowing the outcome years ago has now helped hundreds of local Lewis County Citizens.
Mr. Barnes founded David’s Auction in 2001 and ran it for many years before selling to begin his next adventure. David was well known in Hohenwald for the band First Hearts where he played guitar, bass, and vocals for many years.
David was a gentle soul that was always smiling and had a sense of humor that could make your worse days fade away. One thing is for sure you would always leave with a smile.
Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife Mrs. Joyce Clayton Barnes; daughter Sherry Alexander; grandchildren Evan Kilpatrick (Morgan), Laine Alexander, and Brittany Baynes (Evan B); great-grandchildren Micah Kilpatrick, Emery Kilpatrick, and Charlotte Baynes. He also leaves behind to cherish his memory his siblings Anita “Ann” Morris and Erma “Tootie” Barnes.
A graveside service will take place on Saturday May 1,2021 at Napier Cemetery beginning at 2:30. Brothers Bill Webb and Evan Kilpatrick will be officiating. A private family visitation will take place at the family’s request.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made in honor of Mr. David to the Lewis County Cancer Victims fund.
For those in attendance the family requests that facial coverings be worn and to maintain the social distancing guidelines:
* Maintain 6 feet between yourself and the next closest person;
* Refrain from hugs and handshakes;
* When you sneeze or cough, use your elbow to cover your nose and mouth;
* Wash your hands often;
* Avoid touching your face; and
* Minimize time spent in places where people gather.
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