West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Roger Alan Barnes passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020 at his home with family by his side.

He was born July 20, 1952, at West Plains, Missouri to the late Francis (Frank) Barnes and Helen Bandy Barnes.

He is survived by his wife, Tammy Willard Barnes, of the family home; sons, Matt and wife Chrisy, West Plains, Missouri, Luke and wife Angie, Springfield, Missouri, daughter, Mindy Ipock and husband, Ron, Eminence, Missouri, step-daughter, Amy Lipford and husband, Marcus, West Plains, Missouri, step-son, Eric Brown and wife Rachel, Johnson City, Tennessee; mother-in-law, Leona Willard, West Plains, Missouri; grandchildren, Broc and Brylee Barnes, Natalie and Toby Barnes, Kourtnee McDaniel, Hunter and Josh Ipock, Courtney (Doug) Gibboney, Hayley Baca, Madison, Abby and Tori Lipford and Drew Brown, Ayla (Nathan) Martin, Brianna Ipock and one great grandson, Aiden Martin; sister, Ann Lester and husband Jim “Frog”, Boaz, Alabama; sister-in-law, Diana Bandy and husband Bob Bandy, Marion, Indiana; brother-in-law, Mike Mullenix, Marion, Indiana, and sister-in-law, Janet Mullenix, Marion, Indiana; many nieces, nephews, cousins and childhood best friend, Kem Friga, including one read head step-son, Brendon Wilson.

His wife of thirty years, Debbie Barnes; father Frank Barnes; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fred and Wanda Mullenix; brother, Mike Barnes and Jason Ledbetter preceded him in death.

Roger graduated from West Plains High School with the class of 1970. On December 13, 1975, he was married at Marion, Indiana to Debra “Debbie” Sue Mullenix. After the death of his first wife, Debbie, he married Tammy Sue Willard on October 5, 2013. He was a veteran, having served with the United States Army. Mr. Barnes worked as a boilermaker before his retirement. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids; loved fishing, hunting, St. Louis Cardinals, and collecting guns. His favorite hobby was making people laugh with his bathing suit.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House and can be sent to his granddaughter, Kourtnee McDaniel at 12243 Ipock Road, Eminence, Missouri.

A Celebration of Life will be held June 14, 2020 at the family farm, with Wayne Stewart officiating.




  1. Amber(Cozort)Redburn
    June 2, 2020 @ 4:18 pm

    Tammy and the Barnes Family,
    I want to extend my deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Roger. All of you will be in my daily prayers/thoughts. May God comfort, encourage, and support each one of you daily. May God bless all of you.
    In Christian Love,
    Amber(Cozort)Redburn aka Mrs. Amber


  2. Melinda King
    June 2, 2020 @ 6:58 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed chatting with Roger. Let the image of that Heavenly reunion bring comfort to your hearts.


  3. Missie Tackitt
    June 2, 2020 @ 8:28 pm

    My heart goes out to all of you. Roger was a great man and will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.


  4. Craig & Janet Harrison
    June 2, 2020 @ 8:52 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We pray God will give you comfort and peace.


  5. Tammy Barnes
    June 2, 2020 @ 9:28 pm

    Thanks Mrs. Amber


  6. Uncle Doin & Aunt Linda Driskella
    June 3, 2020 @ 9:33 pm

    He will be so missed Roger was one of a kind and a joy to be around. He could always come up with something funny.


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