Patrick Tennille Barnes

May 22, 1938 - March 6, 2020

05/22/1938 - 03/06/2020

Past Services

Monday March 09, 2020
Woodland Baptist Church
116 W Main St
Woodland, NC 27897
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The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

Monday March 09, 2020
4:00 pm

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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Gerry Kirkpatrick
4 years ago

Pat, you are remembered! Whenever I came home to Woodland I made sure that I dropped by to get a haircut. It was not the haircut that I needed. It was the memories of the entire Barnes family! My best to the family!

Melanie Staiman (Hayes)
4 years ago

So sorry to hear of Pat’s death. I will always remember his smile and the many yard BBQs and beach trips. Love to you all.

Tammy Futrell Ourand
4 years ago

Pat was a great friend to my Dad-
I recall sitting with them at the manor — Pat thought he came to visit my Dad there— and my Dad thought he came to visit Pat. They made each other laugh and I’m forever thankful for their friendship. I’m positive my Dad and Pat are together again visiting each other –

Tammy Futrell Ourand
4 years ago

Pat was a great friend to my Dad-
I remember them sitting visiting each other at the manor – Pat thought he came to visit my Dad there and my Dad thought he came to visit Pat.
They enjoyed each other’s company and Im forever thankful for the friendship. I have no doubt they are together again ‘visiting each other’.

Barbara and Bob Gosney
4 years ago

We are so sorry for your family’s loss. You all are in our prayers.

G.S. and Lola Cornwell
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss,I had the pleasure of working with Pat twice in his and my careers…he was a top notch guy always ready to help when needed,we will all miss him.

Richard Vaughan
4 years ago

Thinking of Sandra and the Barnes Family in this time of sorrow.

Kitty and Red Bryant
4 years ago

Red and I are sorry for your loss.

Kim Davis Kearney
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss.

Penny & Stewart Beasley
4 years ago

Our most humble condolences, Pat will be missed.