Billy Ray Barnes, 92, resident of McLoud, Oklahoma, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, July 11, 2022. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Walker Funeral & Cremation Service on Thursday, July 14th from 1:00 to 6:00 pm and on Friday, July 15th from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm with family present to greet friends from 5-7pm. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at 10:00 am at the Walker Funeral Chapel with pastors Danny and Michelle Webb officiating. Following the ceremony, Billy will be laid to rest at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Oklahoma City. Casket bearers will be: Nicholas Barnes, Timothy Barnes, Tommy Barnes, Harry Stockton, Aaron Whitlock and Anthony Hanley. Honorary casket bearer will be Dillon Yother.
Billy was born on July 21, 1929 to Robert and Lola Barnes in Pocasset, OK, and worked as a machine operator and a sheet metal specialist. He was a member of The First Assembly of God Church in McLoud.
His passions included his family, his church, gardening, metal detecting, hunting and fishing.
Billy is described by his family as loving, kind, considerate, compassionate, loyal, faithful, reliable, a great father, joyful, dedicated, caring, honest, a friend, a praying man, devoted, Godly, a patriarch, grounded, a survivor, tough, a cornerstone, honorable, supportive, a rock and a humble man.
He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Morine Barnes of McLoud, OK; daughter, Rose Mary and Ernie Hill of Tulsa, OK; son, Tom and Carol Barnes of McLoud, OK; son, Keith and Donna Barnes of Noble, OK; and sister, Velma Smith of Oklahoma City, OK; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Lola Barnes.
We will miss him greatly but are comforted in knowing he is in the Father’s care.