|Tommy Alex Barnes was born Dec. 2, 1957, to Jack and Dortha Barnes in Detroit, Mich. He was a graduate of Tennessee Tech where he studied HVAC repair. He is a resident of Rutherford County.
Tommy is survived by his father, Jack Barnes of Smithville; his wife, Barbara Ann Barnes; sons, Joe (Angela) Barnes of Murfreesboro and Alex (Tracy) Barnes of Smyrna; daughter, Karen (Charlie) Ewing of Christiana; brother, Terry Barnes of Smithville; and grandchildren, Mathew Cottingham, Jackson and Arabella Barnes all of Murfreesboro, Joseph and Trevor Ewing of Christiana and Haley Barnes of Smyrna. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dortha Barnes; brother, Teddy Barnes; and grandparents, Otis and Verona Barnes, Hobart and Elsie Neal. He was also preceded in death by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who three days later conquered death and went to prepare a place for him. He was a wonderful and loving husband, father, son, brother and friend.
Chapel service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Jennings and Ayers Chapel with Brian Harrell and Derrick Hartley officiating. Burial will be held at Bonham Cemetery in Smithville, TN.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home; 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 615-893-2422. Please leave condolences at www.jenningsandayers.com