DEXTER - Leonard Travis Barnes, 90, formerly of Anniston, died at 2:15 a.m., May 29, 2006, in the John J. Persing V.A. Medical Center at Poplar Bluff.
Born May 26, 1919, in Medina, Tenn., to the late Frank and Cleva Ann King Barnes, he lived most of his life in Wolf Island and Anniston, where he was a retired farmer. He was a veteran of the Unites States Army, having served during World War II, and was awarded the Purple Heart, two Silver Stars and four Bronze Stars.
On Nov. 13, 1937, he married Geneva Rudell Coffer, who preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 1975.
Infant twin sons, Orval and Norval Barnes; five sisters and four brothers also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Danny Brack of Wickliffe, Ky.; three grandchildren, Danielle Summers of Kevil, Ky., Travis and Amanda Brack of Wickliffe; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation is after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday. Larry Fraser will officiate.
Burial with Full Military Rites conducted by the Missouri Funeral Honors Program will follow in the Anniston Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Bruce Belvin, Dennis Belvin, Everett Lee Belvin, Eddie Barnhill, Dustin Poley and Justin Poley.