Memorial service for Lee Roy Barnes, 74, Kansas City, KS will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Memorial Park Mausoleum. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his family on May 10, 2013 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.
Lee was born July 29, 1938 to John Franklin and Erma Mae (Elms) Barnes. He was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
As a young man, Lee served in the US Army. He retired from the Kansas Turnpike in 2007, where he was well-known for his good humor and friendly disposition. He was husband of thirty years to the love of his life, Dixie Burgess of Kansas City, KS, Loving and devoted father to Peggy Lee and Roy Alan Barnes of California. Tammy and Missy Barnes of Lawrence. Proud Grandpa to Adam Alexander Lee of California, Austin, Cody and Kennedy Barnes of Lawrence, Kristynn and Alyssa Lee of California, Lisa and John Meuffel and Samantha Barnes of Lawrence. Beloved brother to Kay Opper, Lawrence, Patsy Bailey, Topeka, Virgie Farmer, Eudora and Linda Buckins of Georgia. Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Lee will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving father, beloved brother, devoted Jayhawk fan, proud patriot and US Army Veteran.
Family and friends will gather at The Smith Center in Lawrence following the memorial, to celebrate his life.