Samuel David Barnes was born October 26, 1948 and passed away on May 25, 2020 at the age of 71. David served in the United States Navy for nearly 5 years, fighting in the Vietnam War.
He worked for Smith Construction for many years. David loved hunting, fishing, and spending time visiting with family and friends. He was always looking for a reason to get friends together to share a meal and swap stories, even if we had all heard the stories before. Having grandchildren was one of David’s biggest joys. He loved spending time with them and watching them grow. He will be dearly missed by many.
David was preceded in death by his parents; J.E. Barnes and Betty John Barnes. He is survived by his son; Justin Barnes and wife Emily, grandchildren; Tanner, Grant and Emma Barnes, brother; Ronnie Barnes, sister; Debbie McBroom, brother; Jimmy Barnes and wife Debbie, and several nieces and nephews.
The family will have a private service and will hold a memorial for David at a later date, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home-Ruston.
Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Alabama Presbyterian Church in Choudrant or to St. Jude’s.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.