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Oscar Leon Barnes

Oscar  Leon  Barnes,  91,  of Anton, TX, died peacefully on Dec.  2,  2018  at  Ussery-Roan Texas  State Veteran’s  Home, Amarillo. Graveside services were held Wednesday  afternoon,  Dec.  5, 2018  at Anton  Cemetery. Ar- rangements were under the per- sonal care of Hammons Funeral Home, Littlefield, TX. Leon was born Aug. 15, 1927 in  Marietta,  TX  to  O.T.  and Nannie Jane Barnes. Leon worked as a road grader for Hockley County and a gin- ner at the cotton gin in Anton. He served in the Army during World II  in the 8th Army Occupational Forces of Japan (Yokohama). He was a PFC and a General Clerk, earning the WWII Victory Medal Army of Occupation. Leon was known to his nieces and nephews as “Uncle Sonny”. He devoted his life to lovingly caring for his mother after the death of his father. He enjoyed his cars, playing dominoes and reading about different aircraft, especially military aircraft. Leon  was  predeceased  by  his  parents,  O.T.  and  Nannie  Janes Barnes; his brother, Lindy Barnes; two sisters, Lorene Blair and Nellie Whitson; and a nephew, David Barnes. He  is  survived  by  his  brother-in-law, Randy Whitson;  nieces, Karen  Whitson  Brantley  and  husband,  Royal,  Leesa  Barnes McCasland  and  husband,  Dan;  nephews  Curtis  Blair  and  wife, Marsha, Bobby Blair and wife, Vicki and Larry Whitson and wife, Kerry. Uncle Sonny is also survived by numerous great and great- great nieces and nephews.

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