Kenneth Robert Barnes
August 4, 1941  -  March 15, 2019

Kenneth Robert Barnes

Longtime South Brewster resident and self-taught paleontologist, Ken Barnes died on March 15, 2019.
He was also a Brewster County Surveyor and Rio Grande River Guide.

He is survived by a daughter and son in law, LaNetta Barnes and Jared Jellison, a son and daughter in law, Charles and Julie Barnes, and a granddaughter, Shauna Barnes, He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joee May Barnes.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Pavilion in Terlingua, Texas. The Pavilion is behind the Terlingua store. A pot luck reception will follow at 7:00 p.m.

Online condolences may be made at: Alpine Memorial Funeral Home was entrusted with his services.


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  1. Art Eatman
    Terlingua, TX

    Sure, all the "good guy" kudoes. What stands out for me is that it was obvious even back in the 1970s that he never quit learning. Geology, archaeology, paleontology. Impressive.

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