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William Dean Barnes

April 30, 1956 — October 1, 2021

William Dean Barnes, age 65, formerly of Batesville, passed away on October 1, 2021 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR. Dean was the widower of Nancy W. Barnes.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville, followed by a graveside inurnment  at 2:30 at Forrest Memorial Park where he will be laid to rest beside his wife. Military Honors will be provided by the U.S. Army.

Dean was born April 30, 1956 to the late John Thomas Barnes, Sr. and Gladys Mae Thetford Barnes in Ypsilanti, MI. He grew up worshiping at Calvary Baptist Church in Batesville. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. After retirement, Dean moved to Georgia where he was one of the valets at Augusta National Golf Club.

In addition to his parents and wife Nancy, Dean was preceded in death by two brothers, John Thomas Barnes, Jr., and Jimmy Ray Barnes.

Survivors include his daughters, Deanna Gail Barnes Rushing of Harrison, AR., Mona Peeples (Rocky) of Batesville; brothers, Larry Barnes (Beverly) of Fredricksburg, IO, Billy Barnes of LA.; grandchildren, Samantha Leverett, John Michael Rushing; and one great grandchild, Michael Leverett, III.

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