Edd Barnes, 82, of Tecumseh, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Shawnee.

Edd Barnes, 82, of Tecumseh, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Shawnee.

He was born Sept. 22, 1936, to Hute and Gladys (Douglas) Barnes in Seminole.

Edd was raised in Seminole, Earlsboro and Shawnee and was a graduate of Shawnee High School.

While in school he raised mules for the U.S. Army and farmed cotton.

He married Retha Mae Rose on June 6, 1960, in Tecumseh.

Edd proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

He worked at and assisted with the installation on the first floor at Bob’s Roll-A-Way Rink in Shawnee. He loved to skate and play hockey. Edd worked from time to time at Hardesty Grocery and continued to help out after his retirement from Koch Oil Company.

Edd was an active member of the Tecumseh Highland Church of Christ. He served as the first President of the Tecumseh Roundup Club and served on the Board of the American Quarter Horse Association, and raised Quarter Horses. He also worked as a volunteer and announcer for the Pottawatomie County Fair, and they honored him with a plaque for 50 years of continuous service.

Edd loved to go fishing, skiing, skating, bowling and staying active and busy. He especially enjoyed team roping with his son, Steve, and spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hute and Gladys Barnes; infant sister, Geraldine Barnes; infant brother, Johnny Price Barnes; one brother Donald Barnes; four sisters, Margaret Sykora, Elaine Jeffcoat, Georgia Welborn and Eleanor Hammons; and very special friend, Frank Oliver.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of nearly 59 years, Retha Mae Barnes of the home; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Debbie and Neal Martin of Seminole, and Lana and Tim Elmore of Purcell; son, Steven Edd Barnes of Tecumseh; four grandchildren, Tyler Farris of Oklahoma City, Trevor Martin of Kansas City, Christian Martin of Seminole, and Katy Elmore of Purcell; four brothers, Leroy Barnes, Dayton Barnes, Darrell Barnes and Kenneth Barnes; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m., Friday, March 15, and continue through service time. Family gathering to greet friends and family will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 15, at Cooper Funeral Home.

Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, March 16, at Highland Church of Christ in Tecumseh with Erick Henson and Dan Fredman officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to In Search of the Lord’s Way, P.O. Box 371, Edmond, OK 73083.

To share memories, or to sign the guestbook online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.