Date Posted: 2012-08-19

Henry W. "Hank" Barnes, 80, of Amarillo, Texas, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.     

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 at the LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors Coulter Road Chapel with the Rev. Lance Herrington officiating. Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery with military honors.     

The family received friends Tuesday evening at the funeral home at 8310 S. Coulter.     

Henry, better known as Hank, was born Aug. 6, 1932 in Broken Bow, to Roy and Ella Barnes. He attended School in Callaway until his junior year in high school, when his family moved to Lexington, where he graduated from high school in 1948.     

He married Della Pinkerton in Lexington on March 4, 1956. Hank enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1951 and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1954. Hank and Della moved to San Antonio in the spring of 1957 and moved to Amarillo in 1976. He spent his entire life working in the construction industry, working in almost all types of construction from highway to land leveling, pipeline work and finally building construction. He loved his work and was dedicated and loyal to his employers. Mr. Barnes was a loving and devoted Christian husband. He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.    

Survivors include his wife, Della; a brother, Clifford (Mary) Barnes of Lexington; two sisters, Donna Mae (Larry) Crain of San Antonio, JoAnn (Richard) Woehrle of Lexington and many loving nieces and nephews.     

Hank was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Mae Barnes and five brothers, Robert, LaVerne, Dean Brown, Raymond and Larry.     

The family suggests memorials to Baptist Saint Anthony's Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79105 or Thomas E. Creek VA Hospice, 6010 W. Amarillo Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106.     

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