Jim Barnes of Groesbeck passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Harbor Lakes Nursing Home in Granbury, TX. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 2 PM in the First Baptist Church of Groesbeck with Pastor Sonny Bever and Rev. Tracy Sims officiating. Burial will follow at Faulkenberry Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his nephews, Kent Vogel, Robbie Garrett, Sean Zeigler, Steven Wilks, Blaine Myers, Barrett Myers, Holden Garrett, and Aslone Foy. Honorary pallbearers will be cousins, Brad Bennett, Jon McLean, Joe McLean, and Doug Bentley; and also, Stanley LeNoir, Mike Barron, Larry Stewart, Ronnie Stewart, Tommy Thompson, Kyle Thompson, Brian Thompson, Kirby Hyden, Rex Hyden, Rufus Oliver, Bill Avant, Jim Welch, Jerry Cotton, Henry Kelly, Marcus Hanna, and Craig Champion. Jim was born in Waco, August 2, 1946, to Huey and Mary Earl Barnes. He grew up in Groesbeck and graduated from GHS in 1964. He attended Sam Houston State University. He returned to Groesbeck after his father’s death to help with the family business where he happily lived his life. He married the love of his life, Sharon Kilgore in 1965. They were married until her death in 2010. They had one daughter, Amy Leanette Barnes Rush. Jim had a strong faith in his Lord Jesus and was a member of First Baptist Church of Groesbeck. He was a kind, sweet man that loved his family dearly. He was fortunate to have 4 sets of grandparents alive during his childhood: maternal great-grandparents, Jim “Daddy Jim” and Josie “Mama Josie” Bradley; maternal grandparents, Colbert “Feathers” and Leanette “Granny” Gregory; paternal great-grandfather, Newton “Papa Newt” Barnes; maternal grandparents, Albert and Lena Barnes. He grew up on “the block” that had only four houses on it- all homes belonging to family. His love for his family started there but only grew. Not only was he a devoted son, loving big brother, and mischievous cousin; as an adult, he was a loving husband, amazing daddy, caring uncle, and friend to many. At times he was a man of few words, but his infectious smile was always warm and welcoming. He had a passion for agriculture and spent most of his life working on his ranch. He never considered ranching work, but rather a way of life that he loved. He enjoyed every aspect of ranching and considered it a privilege to take care of God’s animals and land. Jim was preceded in death by wife, Sharon; his father and mother, Huey and Mary Earl; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ed and Thelma Kilgore; sister, France Jo Garrett; brother-in-law, Michael Hardison; and sister-in-law, Linda Kilgore Zeigler. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Randy Rush of Granbury; sister, Lea Hardison of Groesbeck; brother, Greg Barnes and wife Marie of Groesbeck; brother-in-law, Edward Kilgore and wife Kathy of Lewisville; brother-in-law John Zeigler of Denton; nieces, Beth Myers of Groesbeck, Heidi Zeigler of Mexico City, Mexico, Jennifer Brooks of Norfolk, Nebraska, Julie Garrett of Smithville, Lisa Kilgore of Carrollton, Alyson Shirley of Lewisville, Tonya Schumacher of Weatherford, Jamie Turner of Cresson; and nephews Kent Vogel of Wortham, Sean Zeigler of Denton, and Robbie Garrett of Groesbeck. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to First Baptist Church, 306 N. Ellis St., Groesbeck, TX.76642, or to Interim Hospice, 1314 Puluxy Highway, Granbury, TX 76048.