Walter Dwayne Barnes, 64, of Olathe, KS passed away on October 26, 2013. Funeral services will be 10:30am, Thursday, October 31st at McGilley & Frye Funeral Home, 105 E. Loula St, Olathe, with burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7pm, Wednesday at McGilley & Frye.
Walter was born on July 24, 1949 in Fort Worth, Texas to Walter VanBuren and Ollie Mae Stegall. He grew up in the Assembly of God Church.
He married Linda Wild, May 31, 1974, and to this union were born six children. Walter was an Army veteran who served his country in Vietnam. He was an active and lifetime member of VFW Post 2993 – Olathe. He touched many lives through his love of coaching youth sports in both Fort Worth, Texas and Olathe, Kansas.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Sonja Harrlee.
Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife of 39 years, Linda of the home; six children, John David Barnes of Edwardsville, KS, Philip Dwayne Barnes of Portland, OR, Theresa Mae Barnes Winfree and Brent of Gardner, KS, Matthew Keith Barnes and Erica of Overland Park, KS, Mary Cecelia Barnes and Mike Monteil of Overland Park, KS and Paul VanBuren Barnes and Corina of Olathe, KS; eight grandsons, four granddaughters and one great grandson.