John Alexander Barnes

Born in Milwaukee, WS on May 31, 1981

Departed on March 13, 2019 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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John Alexander Barnes passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. John was in born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 31, 1981. Shortly thereafter, the family relocated to Tennessee and John remained a long-time Middle Tennessean after that time. John attended Christ the King School, Father Ryan High School and obtained his bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Tech University, where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. After college, John enjoyed careers in the banking and entertainment industries.

John is survived by his parents, John and Jean Barnes; his brother, Jake (Breanna) Barnes; his sister Sarah (Kevin) Baltz; his nieces, Evelyn and Eleanor Baltz; and his fishing buddy nephew, Andrew Baltz. John is also survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins, who all loved spending quality time with him.

John will be remembered as a loving son, dedicated brother, fun uncle, and loyal friend. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed spending time with good rapids and great friends. He was also completely devoted to his best bud, Sasha.

Visitation will be held at Christ the King Church on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm and Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 9:30am to 10:30 am. A funeral Mass will commence on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:30 am also at Christ the King Church. In lieu of flowers, the Barnes Family requests that contributions be made to the Ocoee River Foundation and Economic Development Fund Board, which, like John, is dedicated to preserving the Ocoee River and surrounding areas for all to enjoy.

Christ the King Church is located at 3001 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville, Tennessee 37212.

18 Comments to John Alexander Barnes

  1. Karin Whitehead
    March 17, 2019 7:40 pm

    Jean – I’m so sorry & heart broken, praying for all of you . Karin Whitehead

  2. Betsy and Mike Derrick
    March 17, 2019 10:03 pm

    Love and prayers for John and all of the Barnes family.

  3. Darlene Beller
    March 18, 2019 10:13 am

    So sorry for your loss. Sending many prayers for all of you.

  4. Gene and Jackie Watson
    March 18, 2019 10:23 am

    John, Jean, Jake and Sarah,
    Our thoughts and prayers go out for your family. Just seems yesterday when the hardest thing we had to do was to get them to school and sports in the carpool!

  5. Susan France
    March 18, 2019 11:08 am

    Jean, my heart is broken for you. I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son. Praying for you and your family my friend.

  6. Carlyn Cole
    March 18, 2019 12:12 pm

    Ms. Jean I am so sorry to hear about this. Your family will be on our prayers!

  7. Ann Hart Kusniesz
    March 18, 2019 12:52 pm

    Jean so sorry for your loss 😢.My thoughts and prayers to you and your family!

  8. Katie & John Critzon
    March 18, 2019 4:04 pm

    John, Jean and family,
    Our hearts are broken for your loss!
    Thoughts and prayers!
    John & Katie Critzon

  9. Maggie Shuff
    March 18, 2019 5:42 pm

    I think Matthew Shuff says he and John fished at every body of water we pass. He was a genuine soul for what I knew, and Matthew loved him like a brother.

  10. Duffy and Trish Schultz
    March 18, 2019 10:29 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We loved John, and he was always so sweet and kind to us😢

  11. Brenda Sparks
    March 18, 2019 11:51 pm

    Jean I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your Family. May God strengthen you with his Awesome Mercy through these days ahead. My prayers are with you and Family !!!

  12. Christy Lathrop
    March 19, 2019 10:58 am

    John, Jean and family,
    Our heart goes out to you all. It seems just a short time ago that John was hanging out with Ben at the house and playing out back. Our prayers are with you.
    Mike and Christy Lathrop

  13. Sue Higdon
    March 19, 2019 5:46 pm

    Sending prayers and love to the Barnes family. So many wonderful memories from our days at Christ the King. Love, Mrs. Higdon

  14. Judy Gregg
    March 19, 2019 7:40 pm

    Jean, John, Sarah, and Jake
    There really are no words to express how sad and sorry I am for your loss. I remember our time at Christ the King so fondly. I pray that you find peace.

  15. Rhenda Dye
    March 20, 2019 12:50 am

    My love and prayers go out to your entire family. I am so very sorry for your loss! I’m just receiving the news via facebook, we thought the world of John and I can’t believe he’s gone. I met him years ago when he accepted a position with Wells Fargo and came to work in Kingsport, TN for a while. He and his dog stayed with my husband and I and our two dogs wile he “tried the area out”. I helped him find a place to rent after he decided to stay a while. He was a delight to know and to work with every day. My husband and I watched after him like our own (he was close to our kid ages). I send my sincere condolences and pray that you find comfort in all the wonderful memories!

  16. Nancy and Jim Langdon
    March 20, 2019 10:36 am

    Jim and I send our love and prayers to all the Barnes family

  17. Rebecca H. Brown
    March 21, 2019 12:47 pm

    John was such fun to be around. He never met a stranger and always welcomed you with open arms. I loved paddling with him and loved watching him swim even more! He was such a thoughtful considerate person. He mailed us the sweetest baby gifts before our son was born. Peace be with you.

  18. Ed Adams
    March 22, 2019 12:48 pm

    I have many amazing memories of Johnny as a boy; playing war games, camping with Shauna, his boldness, vast energy etc. We have all lost a lot. So sorry.

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