James Allen "Jim" Barnes, Jr.
February 5, 1937  -  January 8, 2019

James Allen "Jim" Barnes, Jr.

Family and Friends Gathering
Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Thursday, January 10, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM
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Funeral Service
Sunset Funeral Home Chapel
6801 East Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Friday, January 11, 2019
1:00 PM
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
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I served in the Marine.

James “Jim” Allen Barnes Jr., age 81, died on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at his home in Odessa, TX.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, January 11, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. The Reverend Byron McWilliams of First Baptist Church will officiate the service in the chapel. There will be a graveside military burial presented afterwards at the gravesite by the local honorable VFW.

Jim was born in Rotan, TX to James Allen Sr. and Callie Barnes on February 5, 1937. Jim graduated high school in Roby and attended one year of college before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps on September 28, 1956. He was a successful entrepreneur that had many small business ventures and was the president of Executive Leasing’s & Equipment and Liberty Motors in Odessa, TX.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents (James Sr. and Callie), his mother-in-law (Marie Cooke), his brother-in-laws (Reverend Bill D. Cook and G.H. Cain), and nephew (Conley Cook).

Jim was a tender-hearted, loving man that would give the shirt off his back to those in need and had a soft spot for wildlife. He married his wife of 46 years, Sandra Cooke Barnes on November 17, 1972.

Jim is survived by his wife Sandra, his sisters (Dorothy Cook, Nita Hardin, and Peggy Cain), his children (Anthony Barnes, Monica Barnes and spouse Neal, Monique Bilyeu and husband Dustin, Tharren Barnes and wife Mary), his grandchildren (Kooper Barnes, Colton and Brody Bilyeu, Kylee Barnes, Jaeda, Christian and Cian Talavera, and Justus Brown), as well as his nieces and nephew. Thank you, James Allen Barnes, for your beautiful contribution to this earthly home in order to lay a path for our heavenly one.

Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign his guestbook at www.sunsetodessa.com.


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  1. Emily Loika from PT
    Odessa, TX

    So sorry to hear about your Husband, Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are sent from me and my sister Becky. It was such a great video! Thinking of you and your family.

  2. Dorothy Helm
    Roby, TX

    I am unable to attend your service. Sympathy to your family. You will be missed. Leon and Dorothy Helm

  3. Jyner Dickerson
    Poynor, TX

    I’m so saddened knowing Jim is no longer on this earth but comforted knowing we will meet again! I look forward to hearing more stories and jokes in heaven! My life is better having known him, love and prayers to all who called him Pop, papa Jim and or friend.

  4. JoAn Wilks
    Abilene, TX

    Sandy and Family,
    God's continual blessings.
    Only great respect for Jim.

  5. Peggy McClain
    Lubbockm, TX

    My love and prayers to Nita and the family. God's love and peace to you.

  6. Jerry and Linda Stuart
    Roby, TX

    We are so sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. He was a longtime friend of ours, as were all the Barnes family members. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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