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Obituary - Douglas Barnes





Douglas A. Barnes, age 55, of Leesville, South Carolina, and formerly of Sabina, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, January 11, 2017.

Born September 19, 1961 in Dayton, he was the son of Nancy Hall Barnes of Sabina and the late Charles A. Barnes.

Doug was a 1979 graduate of East Clinton High School, served in the Army and had owned and trained Tennessee Walking Horses most all of his life.  He had currently been training at the Rae Martin Stables in Leesville, SC. A member of the Walking Horse Trainers Association, Doug loved his kids, Tennessee Walking horses and the Kentucky Wildcats. In the early 2000's, Barnes worked with many show ring champions, including: WGC Jose Quervo Gold, WC Chill, WC Tex R Us and WC Senor Generator. He had a heart of gold and was a friend to everyone he met.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his children, Kelsey and Jesse Barnes of Bell Buckle, Tennessee, and their mom Becky Barnes, also of Bell Buckle.  Also surviving are Doug's brothers, Brian (Julie) Barnes of Sabina and Mark Barnes of Hillsboro, Kentucky.

Family will receive friends at Littleton Funeral Home, Sabina, on Sunday, January 15, 2017,  from 1:00 until 3:00pm, when a funeral service will begin.  Burial will follow at the Sabina Cemetery.

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