Jules Joseph Barnes Jr.

Published 5:46 pm Thursday, March 5, 2020

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Jules Joseph Barnes Jr., was born on December 20, 1946 in Port Arthur, Texas to the late Jules Barnes Sr., and Ida Delasbour Barnes Sparrow.

He entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at home.

Jules was a 1965 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas where he participated in the band, choir and mixed glee club. He was also an outstanding four sport athlete.

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Jules was coached in football by A.Z. McElroy, and basketball by Coach James Gamble.

His baseball coaches were Joe Harris and Edmond Peters and his track coach was Clayton Clark.

Jules continued his athletic career at Southern A&M University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he received a full baseball scholarship.

Jules was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Vietnam War.

In 1980, Jules returned to Southern A&M University and received his Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts.

During his life he was employed at DuPont-Orange, and the State of Louisiana’s Child Protective Services Division.

He retired in 2010 from the Baton Rouge Public Library System where he worked at the Scotlandville branch.

An avid, and self-taught golfer, Jules once qualified for the PGA tour.

He enjoyed playing golf at courses from Texas to Florida.

His other love, that he shared with his son, Jules III, was for the 1984-1985 Toyota Supra.

Jules was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Randolph Anthony Barnes Sr.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his children: Jules Joseph Barnes III (Melody); Jana Monique Barnes; Blythe JuLynn
Barnes-Berkhadley (Mahir); and Braylon Barnes, along with his mother and Jules’ wife, Michelle Odds Barnes.

He is also survived by his siblings, Kenneth Ronald Barnes, Sr., (Adrienne); Glenn Barnes, Sr.; Julbraniel Barnes-Sadler (Anthony); John Paul Barnes (Chitika); Erine Barnes and Mishonnie Barnes and step-mother Annie Bell Barnes.

His grandchildren that will miss him very much are: Dorian Chatman, Dyron Chatman Sr. (Deandria), Darion Chatman, Brooklynn Barnes, Kyndal Barnes and Jules Joseph Barnes IV.

Also, his great-grandsons that brought him much joy Dyron Joseph Chatman, Jr., and Khari Paul Chatman, along with a host of much loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be 11 am on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 549 West Gulfway Drive, Port Arthur, Texas, with visitation from 9 am until service time.

Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.