Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

May 2, 2013

James W. Barnes, 92

Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — James W. Barnes, 92, of Greensburg, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Aspen Place Health Campus, Greensburg.

He was born in Decatur County, March 12, 1921, the son of John R. and Edith A. (Johnston) Barnes. He graduated from New Point High School, then served in the Navy aboard the USS South Dakota in the Pacific during World War Two. He married Zelma L. Tichenor, January 12, 1943, and she survives.

James worked 24 years at the Mitchell Veneer Company and then for 17 years at Delta Faucet.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, the VFW, the Conservation Club and the Lions Club.

He’s also survived by one son: Arthur J. (Marcia) Barnes, Greensburg; one daughter: Nancy Jo (Dr. Charles) Baxter, Petersburg; five grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother: Marion E. Barnes; and one sister: Lois M. Fleetwood.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., May 3, at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home, Greensburg.

Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m., May 4, at the funeral home, with both his son-in-law, Dr. Charles C. Baxter IV, and grandson-in-law, Pastor Jon Porter, officiating.

Following the funeral, graveside services will be held at the South Park Cemetery, with grandson Pastor Tim Baxter officiating. Military graveside services will also be held at the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Lions Club.

Online condolences can be made to the family at