Sunday, September 09, 2007

Doc Majic: Larry Alan Barnes


Larry Alan Barnes, 56, Stillwater, died in his home Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007. A memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Seventh and Duncan, with Dr. Tim Walker officiating.

He was born Dec. 1, 1950, in the Stillwater Municipal Hospital. He attended the First Baptist Church with his family, and at age eight, accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized by the Rev. Richard Peterson.

He began school at the age of four in the pre-school and kindergarten program of the home economics department at Oklahoma A. & M. College. He attended Westwood and Will Rogers Elementary schools, was a Cub Scout and later a member of Boy Scouts Troop 20 at the First Presbyterian Church. He attended junior high and high school where he was first chair clarinet in both the concert and marching bands. He played the electric organ in a band during his high school years called “The Evolutions.” He lettered in golf and was a varsity scholar at C.E. Donart High School.

He was a member of the National Honor Society and won the Outstanding Electronics Award given by the U.S. Air Force at the 1967 Regional Science Fair for the Van de Graaff Generator he constructed. He graduated from C. E. Donart High School in May of 1969 and attended Oklahoma State University from 1969 to 1972 where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He later graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., with a bachelor’s degree in science. He then moved to Portland, Ore., where he attended Western States Chiropractic College and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a doctorate chiropractic degree.

He moved to southeastern Colorado, a state he dearly loved, where he opened his chiropractic office. He later practiced in Lees Summit, Mo., where he became involved with prayer counseling in his church.

His hobbies, other than music, were racquetball, gardening, cooking and antique furniture. He was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. He moved back to Stillwater in 2005 to be near his family. He loved animals, especially his little dog “Yoda”.

He was serious by nature, but enjoyed teasing his sister, Bev; brother, Rob and nephews and friends. He was a loving, compassionate son, brother, uncle and friend, and he will be truly missed by all.

He was predeceased by paternal grandparents, Jesse Clyde and Lillie Lawless Barnes of Stillwater and maternal grandparents, Charles O. and Jennie Stephens Nuckolls of Tulsa.

He is survived by his parents, Bob and Betty Barnes; sister, Beverly Campbell and her husband, Jim; a brother, Robert Warren “Rob” Barnes and friend, Molly Stebens, and her daughter, Kimberly; nephews, Bryce Campbell, Scott Campbell and wife, Cambria, and their daughter, Callie Grace and Todd Campbell and wife, Autumn, all of Stillwater; cousins, Debbie Garden, Steve and Jackie Nuckolls, Mark and Dovie Nuckolls and their families, all of Tulsa and numerous other cousins and friends.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Youth Fund in the First Baptist Church, CASA or any organization which benefits children.

Goodbye Doc. We mourn losing you, but we celebrate your life and your afterlife in Christ.

CASA for Kids

Address: 315 West 6th, Suite 205Stillwater, OK 74074
Contact: Mikki Couch (Executive Director)
Phone:(405) 624-2242
Fax:(405) 624-2250
Preferred Partner: National CASA
Interest Area: Children & Youth, Crisis Support