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Patrick Tennille Barnes

May 22, 1938 - March 6, 2020

Patrick Tennille Barnes, age 81 of Woodland, NC passed away March 6th, 2020 after a lengthy bout with dementia. Patrick T. Barnes was born May 22nd, 1938 to the late Pollock Tennille (Pal) Barnes and Annie Rae Joyner Barnes of Potecasi, NC. Pat married his high school sweetheart Sandra Lee Edwards and as a senior in high school they wed and started a family.

Pat loved his community and the people of Woodland along with and his family and friends. He was a graduate of Woodland Olney School where he played baseball and basketball and was a member of Future Farmers of America. Pat enjoyed fishing, watching and attending auto sport racing events, watching Carolina Tarheel Basketball, Red Sox Baseball, and listening to music. Pat was a member of Woodland Baptist Church and sang in the choir for a number of years.

Pat attended barber school in Durham, NC and started his barber career in 1958. He joined his daddy Pal in the barber business in a shop in Woodland and later opening his own shop in Woodland where he continued to barber for a number of years.

In 1970, he went to work with Nu-Car Carriers in Norfolk Virginia and hauled cars for 20+ years. After leaving Nu-Car, he drove a truck for Atlantic Bulk Carriers for several years. After his truck driving career, he returned to barbering and opened a shop in the old Woodland Post Office then eventually opened his shop in George. He cut hair until dementia wouldn’t allow him to continue to work. Pat was a member of the Woodland Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years.

Pat is survived by his loving wife of almost sixty four years, Sandra Edwards Barnes. Sandra was by his side all his life and up to the day he passed.  He was the father to three sons, Parker Tennille Barnes and Kim of Woodland, Edward Joyner Barnes and Lorie of Fuquay Varina, and Henry Pollock Barnes and Missy of Potecasi; “Grandpat” was loved deeply by his nine grandchildren; Phillip T. Barnes, Adam G. Barnes, Jacob E. Barnes, Story B. Bradley, Cody E. Barnes, S. Kelly Barnes, Ellianne F. Barnes, David H. Barnes, and Luke H. Barnes;  and six great-grandchildren, Eli Thomas, Kyleigh Miles, Lee Barnes, Owen Jenkins, Scarlett Griffey, and Charley Mae Barnes; He had one sister, Peggy B. Britt and Carl Russell of Milwaukee; and two brothers, Luther J. Barnes and Jeannie T. of Woodland, and John W. Barnes and the late Jackie L. of Potecasi; and many nieces and nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Monday, March 9, 2020, at 4:00 pm at the Woodland Baptist Church, Woodland, NC, with Rev. Dr. J Brabban, officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Woodland Baptist Church, PO Box 444, Woodland, NC 27897, or online by clicking here Woodland Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 502, Woodland, NC 27897, or online by clicking here or Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102 or online by by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Barnes family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Date: Monday, March 9, 2020


Woodland Baptist Church

116 W Main St
Woodland, NC 27897

The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

Service Information

Date: Monday, March 9, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm

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