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July 20, 2016 Obituaries - Alan “Al” Jay Barnes
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Alan “Al” Jay Barnes

1959 - 2016

Alan “Al” Jay Barnes, 56, of China, Texas, died Sunday, July 3, 2016.

He was born on October 20, 1959, to Margaret Jean Rice and Larry Robert Barnes, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Al attended Rock Island High School in Rock Island, Illinois, and graduated from Mid-Prairie High School in Wellman, Iowa, from the class of 1978.

Survivors include his life partner: Lisa Matthews of China; father: Larry Barnes and his wife, Carol, of Geneseo, Illinois; stepfather: Bob Nunn of Beaumont, Texas; son: J.C. Reynolds of New Braunfels; daughter: Kylee Matthews; granddaughter: Brynlee Matthews; and brother: Bill Barnes, all of Beaumont; sister: Shari Morotti and her husband, John, of Chandler, Arizona; stepsister: Kelly Hatcher of Geneseo, Illinois; stepbrother: Craig Hatcher of Calona, Illinois; stepdaughter: Kiera Linney; niece: Ashley Breaux and her fiancé, Cutter Brewer, of Katy; great-nephew: Grayson Breaux; nephews: Todd Barnes of Beaumont and Haden Ballard; and grandchildren: Landon Linney and Katie Linney, both of Woodville.

He is preceded in death by his mother: Margaret Jean Nunn; grandfather: Lloyd Rice; grandmother: Laverna Rice; and stepbrother: Kerry Hatcher.

A gathering of Mr. Barnes’ family and friends was held at Broussard’s, Beaumont, Texas. A Celebration of his Life was held Saturday, July 9, 2016, at the Elks Lodge #311, Beaumont. A family committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium.

The family asks that everyone bring their motorcycles, muscle cars, and hot rods to put on display in memory of Al.

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