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Roger Lee Barns

June 18, 1940 - April 27, 2021

Roger Lee Barns, 80, passed from this life on April 27, 2021 in Granbury, TX. He was born on June 18, 1940 in Vernon, TX to Oren B (Buster) and Grace (Beck) Barns. He graduated from Northside High School in near Vernon, TX in Wilbarger County. He attended Abilene Christian College (now Abilene Christian University) gra…read more

Roger Lee Barns, 80, passed from this life on April 27, 2021 in Granbury, TX. He was born on June 18, 1940 in Vernon, TX to Oren B (Buster) and Grace (Beck) Barns. He graduated from Northside High School in near Vernon, TX in Wilbarger County. He attended Abilene Christian College (now Abilene Christian University) graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in June 1962 on a Monday night and married his life partner Marilyn Cantrell on the following Friday night. He continued his education the following year at ACC. He then moved to Pasadena, TX to teach school. He completed his Master of Education degree at the University of Houston in January 1967. He started his insurance career with Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance Company which took him to Hartford, CT for two and a half years.

 

Staying true to their Texas roots they moved back to continue to raise their family and be closer to the grandparents. He retired from Marsh & McLennan as a Commercial Insurance Broker in 2000. He was a lifelong active member of the church of Christ and served on the missions committee at the Granbury church of Christ until 2018.

 

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn, daughter, Bethany Barns and son, Brian Barns, and wife Kathryn and three beloved grandchildren, Hailey, Hayden and Halden, and a sister Shirley Mitschke and four nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury.

 

Funeral Service will be Friday, 10:30 AM, April 30, 2021 at the Granbury Church of Christ with burial at Hightower Cemetery in Bluff Dale, TX.

 

Donations can be made to the Granbury Church of Christ Christian Service Center or Missions Committee in Granbury, TX or the Haitian Christian Foundation, Inc., 402 Cypress Street, Ste. 511, Abilene, TX 79601-5153

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wiley Funeral Home, Granbury

Address:

400 Highway 377 East
Granbury,Texas76048

Service Information

Date: Friday, April 30, 2021

Time: 10:30 am

Granbury Church of Christ

Address:

1905 West Pearl
Granbury,TX76048

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, April 30, 2021

Hightower Cemetery

Address:

Bluff Dale,TX

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