Merle L. Barnes, 86, Agra, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Phillips County Hospital, Phillipsburg.

He was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Gretna to Harold D. and Alma J. (Underwood) Barnes.

He married Lela May Patterson on Feb. 1, 1957, in Phillipsburg.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Micky Barnes, Agra; a daughter, Linda Dougherty, Agra; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg; burial in Agra Cemetery with military honors conducted by Agra American Legion Post No. 357.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, with family receiving friends from 7 to 8 p.m., all at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to“Know Your Bible” program or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in care of the funeral chapel.

Condolences can be sent to the family at