Michael “Travis” Barnes

Michael “Travis” Barnes, 45, of Kearney, MO, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

Travis was born September 28, 1977 to Terry and Lore (Middleton) Barnes. He was the first grandchild born to Richard and Lillian Middleton and William and Laura Barnes, all of Kearney. Travis lived in Kearney all his life and graduated from Kearney High School in 1996. He married Jessica McDougal on June 21, 2003, after being lifelong friends.

Travis enjoyed riding motorcycles, fishing, campfires, being at the lake or up in the mountains, but his biggest passion in life was spending time with his three beautiful daughters.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Richard and Lillian Middleton and William and Laura Barnes, aunt and uncle, Mike and Sharon Middleton, and uncle, Bill Barnes, all of Kearney; and aunt, Laura McArthur, of Excelsior Springs.

He is survived by his wife, Jessica, and their daughters, Jadyn, Trystan and Mia, all of the home; his parents, Terry and Lore Barnes; sister, Tara and Mike Burgess; father and mother-in-law, Dean and Jinx McDougal; sisters-in-law, Leslie and Eric Marshall and Lyndsey McDougal; and brother-in-law, Kevin McDougal and Kevin’s girlfriend, Emalee Fries; six nephews, Cody and Chase Burgess, Jacob, Mason and Joe Marshall, and Ty Smith, all of Kearney.

Travis will forever be remembered as a fun loving daredevil who had a contagious smile and infectious laugh and a huge heart.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 5 to 8 p.m. at First Christian Church of Kearney, MO, and funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2023, also at the First Christian Church, with graveside service to follow.

Arrangements in care of Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney.

Our Sincere Condolences

So sorry for your loss Terry and Lore. I’ll always remember Travis shooting his potato cannon in the yard and laughing. May God bring comfort to the family and memories of all the good things.
Tim and Delilah Berry

Terry & Lore, so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Travis as a larger than life young man, full of energy and fun. You and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Jimmy Crawford

Terry and Lore, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. We will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Tim & Stephanie Schutt

Jessica, Tara, and family,
Please accept our sincerest condolences. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers.
Tara (Huxtable) and James Tolar

We are so sorry to hear about Travis! We will be praying for you and your family! Give us a call anytime!
Steve and Marcea Harms

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know there are no words that can ease your suffering. Since we lost our own son a little over a year ago, I am just not emotionally healed enough that I can attend visitations and funerals, but please know I am with you in spirit and love. May your hearts find peace again some day.
Sandi Jones

Terry and Lori my heart breaks for your loss I’m praying for your comfort and peace as you go through this journey.
God Bless you, Johnna Franke Hoyt

I’m so sorry to hear of Travis passing Terry & Lore. I remember some fun times as kids on Major street. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
Kandi (Crawford) Patterson

I am thinking of you all! Every time I was at a family gathering with Travis I was laughing with him (and sometimes at him)! All of you are such wonderful people and I love you dearly!
Katy Pearcy

Terry & Lore so very sorry to here of your families loss. I can not imagine what it would be like to lose a child.. Sending prayers and thinking of everyone in your time of need.
Ronnie Fowlkes

So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jane Laesch

Lore and Terry Barnes, with heartfelt Sympathy I send you this poem I wrote for this time. ” On the wings of a Butterfly Travis soul was placed in the hands of his Creator.” May it give you peace and comfort in your time of need. This is for the family.
Nora B Montgomery

Sorry for your loss.
Tony Glassburner

Our deepest sympathies to you all.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom and Cindy Sloan

Terry and Lore so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Marcia Sanborn

Terry & Lori,
So sorry to hear of the loss your son. I can’t imagine how hard that would be. My thoughts and prayers are for you guys.
Janet Mayo

I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. Treasure all of your memories. Praying for all of you.
Phyllis Strobel

To each of you who loved Travis dearly, we send  our sincere and deep sympathy. We cannot imagine the depth of your sorrow and the pain of this loss. We send our love and tight hugs to comfort your hearts.
Larry and Pat Kuhlman

My heart goes out to you all. Please call on me if I can do anything to help make this time softer and more peaceful for you.
Love ya, Jenni

Our hearts goes out to you and your family … you are in our thoughts and prayers …. a bright star in heaven ….. Monty and Joyce

Terry and Lori my deepest condolences go out to you and your family. Travis was a wonderful man. My prayers are with you all.
WC Dever

Terry & Lori & Family
Our thoughts & prayers are with you & the family.
Larry & Jenny McCann

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom and Cindy O’Brien

Terry and Lore, Words at a time like this are impossible to speak. I’m so sorry for your loss. You are being prayed for during this difficult time.
Much love and hugs sent.
Donna Klepper