Vohn Curtis Barnes, also known as “Booger”, was the oldest of thirteen children and was the son of Edna Mae (McDonald) Barnes and Columbus Barnes Sr. He grew up in Coweta, Oklahoma and attended school at Kemper Public Schools. He then started going to Carver High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he completed his education. He moved back to Coweta to work in the fields to help his parents with his siblings.
Vohn was a hard worker in his early years and then he went off to join the Army, where he fought for his country for over 4 years. He then went to work for Rayco where he started doing car upholstery and furniture upholstery. He started working at Howard Top & Body Automotive where he worked for 35 years. He was an entrepreneur who loved taking care of his wife, children, family, and anyone in need. He would give his shirt off his back for his friends if they needed anything from him.
Vohn loved going fishing, he loved classic cars, he enjoyed collecting knives, and he was a proud family man. He enjoyed life to the fullest. If you knew him, you met a true friend.
In 1964, he met the love of his life, Beverly June Reed and they were married in 1965. In July of 1965, they started a family together and were blessed with Dale Reed, Shawna Durant, Terrence Barnes, and Keith Barnes. They have 30 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
Those that preceded him in death were his two sons, Dale Reed and Terrence Barnes, his mother, Edna Mae Barnes, his father, Columbus Barnes Sr., two sisters, Donna Kay Atkins and Kimberly Worley, two brothers, Ricky Joe Barnes and Carl “Toley” Barnes, his maternal grandparents, Edward and Geneva McDonald, and his paternal grandparents, Henry and Lela Barnes.
He leaves to cherish his memory his beautiful wife, Beverly June “Meme” Barnes, two sons, Keith “Cletus” Barnes of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Corey Morrison of Tulsa, Oklahoma, one daughter, Shawna Durant of Tulsa, Oklahoma, his 30 grandchildren and his 28 great grandchildren that he loved so much, four brothers, Winston Barnes and wife Anette of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Columbus “Sandy” Barnes of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Vernon Barnes of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Curtis Barnes of Coweta, Oklahoma, four sisters, Gloria Barnes of Coweta, Oklahoma, Lela Barnes-Fulson and husband Roy of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Willie Barnes-Peoples and husband Lee of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Geneva Barnes-Goree of Tulsa, Oklahoma, a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, other relatives, and a host of friends.
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