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Billy Garrett Barnes, 72
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McMinnville resident and Warren County native Billy Garrett Barnes, 72, was born June 10, 1946 and died April 24 at his residence following an extended illness.

A retired salesman with Volunteer Hose & Gasket in Nashville, and a member of the Church of Christ, he was the son of the late H.B. and Jessie Thompson Barnes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother Steve Barnes.

He is survived by cousins Faye and Curtis Brown and family and Dicky and Janice Gilispie and family.

Mr. Barnes loved motorcycle racing, and was an excellent photographer and an avid outdoorsman. He made many tours across the United States on his motorcycle.

There will be no visitation or service at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 28, 2019