of Batesville, AR
May 27, 1949 - May 6, 2023
Michael Wayne Barnes, 73, of Batesville passed away Saturday, May 6, 2023. He was born May 27, 1949 in Batesville, Arkansas to Jordan Robert Barnes and Charlene Jackson Barnes.Michael was a hardworking man and a legend in the construction industry. He worked for MA Jones for over 20 years and was currently employed at CR Crawford Construction where he was a superintendent. Michael loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed watching the Razorbacks on TV. Survivors include his wife, whom he married February 14, 1980, Peggy Carmical Barnes; one son, Michael R. Barnes of Batesville; two daughters, Nikki Whitener (Artie) of Batesville, Suzann Martin of Pleasant Plains and five grandchildren, Layla Barnes, Price Whitener, Jolee Whitener, Delta Whitener and Cory Martin.He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Donovan Barnes.Pallbearers are Michael Barnes, Artie Whitener, Danny McSpadden, Jeremy McSpadden, Josh Cousar, Jason Evans, Mike Hill and Andrew Mincks. Honorary pallbearers are Ricky Petree, Melvin Yates, Bill Daum, James Ellis, Donnie Wiley and Richard Clark.Funeral services will begin at 2:00pm Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at the Roller-Crouch Funeral Home with Richard Sparks officiating. Burial will follow at Campground Cemetery.Visitation will be held from 1:00pm until 2:00pm prior to the service.Memorials may be made in his honor to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.
I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was a very special cousin to me. Some how we lost contact and I am very sorry.
Peggy, I am So Sorry. I just saw this, and had no idea yall even lived here. I thought you were in Little Rock. We lost touch over the years, but I have Never forgotten our friendship.
We were so sad to hear of your dads passing! He was such a hard working man and great neighbor to us for at least forty years. Love to Peggy, Michael and Nikki!
Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for peace and comfort for the family
I have lost a great friend and coworker in Mike. My condolences to the family
Condolences and prayers from our family
Nikki & family,We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know we arenâ€™t far if yâ€™all need anything. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!!!
Prayers for Michaelâ€™s family! Michael was a good friend of mine all through high school! My thoughts and prayers for all he left behind!
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
I will deeply miss my father. He was a strong willed and hard working man. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss prayers for all of u
My condolences to the family.
Michael,So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.Laura
Praying for you all as you deal with this difficult loss. Lots of memories have gone through my mind the last few weeks. Melvin and I have some wonderful memories of days gone by. Love to you all! â¤ï¸
I have lost a dear friend. Mike will be missed by many.I wish only the best for the family.
Michael was one of the guys who grew up with me in Magness. I hadnâ€™t seen him since the late â€˜60s but he was always fondly remembered. My condolences to his family.
Will be missed