Vernon Darrel Barnes, November 10, 1954~April 22, 2015

Barnes, Darrel for PaperVernon Darrel Barnes, 60, of Prairie Grove died Wednesday, April 22, 2015.  He was born November 10, 1954 in Kansas City, KS. to Doyle and Ethel Wood Barnes.

He was preceded in death by his father; and a brother, Clifton Barnes.

Darrel was a farmer; enjoyed playing guitar; target shooting and hunting.

He is survived by his wife, Berniece Gardisser Barnes of the home; two sons, James Barnes and wife, Melissa of Pea Ridge; and Brant Barnes and wife, Kara of West Fork; his mother, Ethel McKee of Prairie Grove; two brothers, Leslie Barnes and wife, Karen of Farmington; and Neil Barnes of Prairie Grove; sister, Arlene McGarrah and husband, Bob of Cave Springs; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Beard’s Chapel with Marion Collier officiating.  Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the funeral home.

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    Reva and Dennis Hoff » 23. Apr, 2015

    We are so sad to hear of the passing of Darrel. We will miss you so much, Darrel and pray God will wrap his arms around all of your family during this difficult time. Reva and Dennis Hoff

    Jim Wade » 23. Apr, 2015

    My heart breaks for the loss of such a great man and friend. I will miss him dearly. God bless you all. I am lucky to have been able to spend time with Darrel, those times will always be dear to my heart.
    Love you all

    Cheryl Dowell » 23. Apr, 2015

    so sorry for your loss , thoughts and prayers for the family

    JC & Sharon Selph » 23. Apr, 2015

    Please accept our most sincere sympathy & condolences in the death of Darrell. I visited with him the past 2 years at the decoration at Walnut Grove & enjoyed hearing him talk about his farmily & farming. A very nice man.
    Praying for each of you.
    JC & Sharon

    Beverly Gardisser » 23. Apr, 2015

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Just know that we love you.

    Name » 23. Apr, 2015

    Ethel and family: Evelyn notified me and I was very saddened by Darrell’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I know you will miss him terribly. I pray that you will keep your fond memories shared w/ Darrell close to your heart to help you heal as time moves on. Again, praying for all of you. Darlene Callaway Smith (daughter of Dale and Fonda Callaway).

    Name » 24. Apr, 2015

    Bernice and family so sorry for your loss he will be greatly missed was a good man and great friend

    Lisa Ellis Turner » 24. Apr, 2015

    Bernice – my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this sad time.

    Jeremy and Lisa Bowman » 24. Apr, 2015

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

    linda & bill kelly » 24. Apr, 2015

    Bernice please know Bill is feeling your loss with the passing of Darrel. He will be very missed as Bill always looked forward to their gun shoots and conversations. Please know he is only as far away as the memories you cherish. With friendship and sympathy Bill and Linda Kelly

    Linda Rowe » 24. Apr, 2015

    Our sincere thoughts and prayers are and will continue to be with each and every one of you mourning the loss of a husband, father, son, brother, friend. Deepest sympathies go out to you in your time of need.

    Shirley Mannon » 24. Apr, 2015

    So sorry to hear of your loss. May God Bless you. Shirley (Wages) Mannon.

    David and » 24. Apr, 2015

    Darrel’s passing is a sad loss for all who have known him

    David and Betsy Clark » 24. Apr, 2015

    Darrel’s passing is a sad loss for all who have known him. He was quite a character and will be fondly remembered by his many friends.

    John and Glenda Proud » 24. Apr, 2015

    So sorry for the loss of Darrel. We will be praying for guys. With love and prayers Arlene if there is something we can do let us know.

    The Prouds
    John and Glenda

    Donna Cross » 24. Apr, 2015

    Bernice, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.

    Tim & Cathy Byrd » 24. Apr, 2015

    Bernice & Family, Please accept our sincere condolences & sympathy in the loss of Darrell. Our thoughts & prayers are will you all during this most difficult time. We always loved hearing all about the projects Les & Darrell were working on at the farm and getting to visit & see the cattle from time to time. With love & friendship, Tim & Cathy Byrd

    Diane Miller » 24. Apr, 2015

    So sorry for your loss he was a great man. Will be greatly missed.

    Joe and Mary Besche » 24. Apr, 2015

    We are so sorry for you & your family’s loss. Darrel always wanted to make sure everybody was having a good time. We remember one July 4th weekend when you & Darrel took us to a rodeo in Fayetteville. You were both such giving hosts. Darrel had a story for every occasion and the big grin & twinkle in his eyes made it all the more entertaining.
    Darrel will be sorely missed. Our prayers are with you.

    Name » 24. Apr, 2015

    So sorry for your loss. Darrel was a good man . I will miss him
    Billy Russell

    Angie Anderson » 24. Apr, 2015

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you.

    Laura, David, & Madison Patrick » 25. Apr, 2015

    Berniece, We are so sorry to hear about your loss of Darrel. Our hearts are breaking for you and Sydney. We will be praying for comfort , understanding, and peace for you and your family. If there is anything we can do or anything you or Sydney need ( even if it’s just a shoulder or listening ear) , please do not hesitate to call. Once again, we are so sorry for your loss.

    Rick & Mona Piazza » 25. Apr, 2015

    Our most sincere condolences to you Berniece and your entire family. You have our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. Rick and Mona Piazza

    Mike Burns » 25. Apr, 2015

    So Sorry James and Family. Our Condolences.

    Billy Ray and Donna smith » 25. Apr, 2015

    Are thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. We love you all

    Bill Toby » 25. Apr, 2015

    My prayers go out to the family. May God wrap you in his arms during this time of loss and help you through. My sincerest condolences,
    William Thoby

    Name » 26. Apr, 2015

    Bernice and family I’m so sorry to hear about
    Darrel. I’m praying our Lord wraps his arms around you and brings you peace and comfort.

    Name » 26. Apr, 2015

    So sorry for your loss. Sending up prayers of comfort for the family.

    Brian Brandt » 26. Apr, 2015

    So sorry for your loss. I will miss are conversation at the ARA matches. Sending prayers rest in peace Buddy.

    Shirl St.Clair » 26. Apr, 2015

    Darrel may you be at peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Michelle Nelson » 27. Apr, 2015

    I am sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is such a difficult thing to experience. Please be comforted by the words of Jesus at John 5:28, 29. He tells us that all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. What a loving provision put in place by the God of all comfort so we can have the assured hope of seeing our dead loved ones again one day. Meanwhile as I pray for that day to come I ask God to bless your family and give each of you the strength to endure this most trying time.

    Steve, Carole and Stephanie Smith » 27. Apr, 2015

    We are so sorry to learn of Darrel death. Our prayers are with your family at this time.

    Duane Barnes » 01. May, 2015

    Bernice, So sorry to hear of the loss of your love, Darrel and to his family, a special son, brother, father& grandfather. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. I will truly miss his crazy smile and laugh. I only got to live close by his family for a few years in the late 50′s & early 60′s when the whole family would gather around the piano singing those gospel songs. And all the fun and trouble that Leslie, Darrel, Bruce and I could get into out in the California desert. great Memories! I will miss you cousin…

    Sarah Horne » 07. May, 2015

    I just heard about Darrel! This just breaks my heart….Darrel was such a good guy, so funny! i have great memories of him and the boys and Berniece.
    Please give your mom, Berniece, James and Brant my sympathies.
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers
    Much Love, Sarah

    LEE » 08. Aug, 2015

    I KNOW THIS IS LATE AND MY ONLY EXCUSE IS THE LEVEL OF DRUGS I AM TAKING FOR THE FAILED BACK SURGERY, Darrel was a good friend that came by my home often – I live only a min or so from his home. I miss Darrel’s visits – I miss his humor, his dry whit, playing guitars, shooting, But most of all I just miss my friend at the other end o the cell phone. May God bless and keep him in his eternal sleep.