Shelby D. Barnes

Shelby D. Barnes


barnes, shelby picDr. Shelby Dee Barnes, 90, passed away on August 25, 2018 at his home in Deer Creek.  Shelby was born on September 12, 1927, in Summerfield, OK, to Joseph Porter and Lucy Cordelia Barnes.  Their family was loving and close and, until recently, continued to get together annually in McAlester, OK.  Shelby had 5 brothers: Eudell (Marveda), Stan (Sally), Darrell (Ruby), Jerry (Bobbie), and Aaron (Carol Ann), and 1 sister Wyona (Lloyd) Brannon.  Shelby was a proud member of the United States Air Force (but because of color blindness, was denied his dream of being an air force pilot). Shelby attended Eastern Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical School in Wilburton, OK, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma.  He obtained his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma Medical School.  He met his wife Dorothy Jean at Tinker Air Force Base.  Shelby and Jean were married for 63 years until Jean passed away in 2015.  After medical school, Shelby and Jean and their growing family lived briefly in California and Hollis, OK, ultimately returning to Oklahoma City and making their home in the Deer Creek area.  Shelby obtained a private pilot’s license and loved flying — even though most family members were a little scared to fly with him.  He loved practicing medicine and started Urology Associates with his partners Dr. Bobby Smith and Dr. Paul Donat, and he considered it a privilege to partner and practice medicine with his son Danny.  But most of all, he was a proud dad to his five children, a proud granddad of his eleven grandchildren and his six great-grandchildren.  He is survived by his son Danny and his wife Garva; and daughter Shelley; grandchildren, Shawn, Ryan, Patrick, Nathan, Kyle, Kari, Taylor, Jay, Bri, Shelby, and Drew; and great-grandchildren, Sofia, Parker, Peyton, Brodie, Wyatt, and Claire.  He is preceded in death by his wife Jean, his sons Rick, Steve, and David, his parents, brothers Eudell, Stan, Darrell, and Jerry, sisters Wyona and an infant sister. The family would like to give special thanks to Jayelene Garton for her wonderful care of our dad and granddad over these last years of his life. Visitation will be at Matthews Funeral Home 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, August 27th. Funeral Services will be at Matthews Funeral Home at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018.  The burial will follow at the Czechoslovakian National Cemetery, SW 44th and S. Villa, OKC.

5 thoughts on “Shelby D. Barnes”

  1. Betty J Briscoe

    Sorry to hear about your dad. Jake is remembering both serving on school board at D.C.
    Stop by & visit sometime.
    Jake & Betty Briscoe

  2. Donnas Kay Mankin

    Uncle Shelby was a dear, dear uncle to our family. When we were kids, he would come with his family of little ones to our home in the country. The kids loved to ride horses, fish in the ponds, etc. Uncle ‘Shelby always had a “movie camera” which we thought was great. He would film our mom “Aunt Wyona” at times when she wished he wouldn’t. LOL He was a delight to be around. He was our “go to Doctor” for advice on things and always so gracious to do that. We loved him dearly.
    Donnas and family

  3. Vernon and Sherry Ficken

    To Dr. Daniel Barnes – we are sorry to learn of your father’s passing and we offer our sympathy to you and your family. He was a great physician. I had the privilege of knowing him in the mid and late 1960’s and helping provide nuclear medicine services at OUMC for his patients. To this day I remember how thorough he was with each of his patients and how thoughtful he was to all he worked with.

  4. Roger Prewitt

    I am very sorry to hear about Dr. Barnes. I first met Dr. Barnes at the ERoom at Baptist Hospital with kidney stones and he took excellent care of me for many years. My deepest condolences to the entire Barnes familly. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

  5. Dick Gewin

    Thanks Dr.Barnes
    Enjoyed being your” x-ray” man from Hollis ,through all the years. I will never forget message you sent me,one day ,while working on your machine.( not many years ago). The message was “ Tell Dick to let me know when he is going to retire ,cause I will retire the same day “ ! You beat me too it !

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