O.C. Barnes Jr., of Taylorsville passed away on November 17, 2022 at the age of 82.
O.C. was born to the late Osie and Bessie Barnes on October 16, 1940 in Alexander County. O. C. enjoyed traveling, spending time with his family, and singing in the church choir at Journey of Grace, his home church. In addition to his parents, O. C. was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in law: Keither (Flossie), D. V., and Leon (Patsy) Barnes; 4 sisters and 1 brother in law; Evelyn (Jim) Childers, Ophelia Sherrill, Jean Cook and Kathy Barnes.
O.C. is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara Barnes; son Timothy (Tammy) Barnes; daughter, Kimberlaine (Tim) Blevins; Brother Jack (Scottie) Barnes; Sisters Ann (late Roy) Deal, Betty (late Ralph) Icenhour, and Joyce (Jimmy) Watts; and grandson Christopher Barnes, and granddaughters Kristina (Jake) Coats and Kayla Barnes; two great grandchildren, Layton and Saylem Hyde, and a number of nieces and nephews.
The graveside service will be Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 2:00pm at Mountlawn Memorial Park, 196 Fan Key Rd, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Journey of Grace Building Program at P.O. Box 248, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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