THOMAS L. BARNES, JR. (‘HULK’ ‘CHIEF’)

 1969 – 2008

Thomas L. Barnes, Jr. “Hulk” “Chief” 38, of Grove, Oklahoma died at OSU Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 21, 2008. He was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on September 6, 1969 to Tomas Lee Barnes, Sr. and Patricia G. Masters. He attended Grove High School and enjoyed music, Sooner and Grove football, spending time with his children and his family.

Thomas was a wonderful musician and songwriter who loved playing his guitar and entertaining people either on stage or one to one at home. He was extremely proud of how wonderful his children are and how well they turned out. He was also very proud of the Grove High School football team.

He is survived by his wife Melissa of the home, children Karissa and Matthew, his father Thomas Barnes Sr., and wife Teresa, his mother Patricia McClendon and husband C.L., sisters; Celena Shrout of Tahlequah, OK, Regina Burkes and husband Matt of Tulsa, OK, Peggy McClendon of Stigler, OK, C.Layne Barnes and Tamika Lynn Barnes both of Grove, Oklahoma, brother Cody McClendon and wife Andrea of Stigler, OK and numerous family members and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by two nieces, Patricia and Randi McClendon of Tahlequah.

Funeral services for Thomas L. Barnes, Jr will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. ant the Grove Civic Center in Grove, Oklahoma. This will be a celebration of love, laughter and inspiration that he brought to the loves of everyone he met.

Visitation will be held from noon until time of the service at the Civic Center.

Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home of Grove, Oklahoma is in charge of arrangements.