Robert N. Barnes

Robert N. Barnes

Death 12 Mar 2007 (aged 78)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 18535878 · View Source
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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - Robert N. Barnes, 78, passed away on March 12, 2007. He was born on September 21, 1928 to the late John N. Barnes and Lillian Ellzey Barnes.

He was a native of Corpus Christi and attended Menger, Wynn Seale, and graduated from Corpus Christi High School. He attended Del Mar College and graduated with a BBA degree from the University of Texas in 1949.

Bob served as an officer in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He worked in the Municipal Bond Business before entering public service. He was elected County Commissioner of Precinct 4 in 1958 and County Judge in 1970, serving Nueces County for thirty-six continuous years until his retirement in November 1994.

Bob served as President of the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas and of the South Texas Association. He was Chairman of the Coastal Bend Council of Governments and first Chairman of the Nueces County Appraisal District. He served as President of the Windsor Park PTA and on the Board of Metro Ministries. He was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church, serving as a trustee and in other leadership positions.

Bob married Mary Martha Oliver in 1951. He is survived by Mary; sons, John O. Barnes and Robert A. Barnes; daughter, Martha Barnes Nelson and her husband, David; as well as his sister, Mildred Zimmerman; and grandchildren, Veronica Barnes and Robert Barnes.

Bob and Mary enjoyed walking together for more than 40 years on Alameda Street and in the mall. A favorite place was the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee and North Carolina.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at First United Methodist Church.


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