John Paul Barnes


John Paul Barnes, 53, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at his residence in Franklin.

He was born July 19, 1963, in Franklin to John Steven Barnes and Donna Ruth (Surface) Barnes. He married Lorrie L. (Mott) Barnes on Feb. 10, 1990, in Greenwood, she survives.

He had been a engineer designing manager for Connectronis in Edinburgh for 28 years. He was a graduate of Franklin Community High School. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and horseback riding.

Survivors include his wife, Lorrie L. (Mott) Barnes of Franklin; three sisters, Deb Barnes Rode (Jerry) of Brazil, and Cathy Barnes and Linda Barnes, both of Arlington, Texas; mother in-law, Beverly White of Venus, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Steven Barnes; and a sister, Theresa Lynn Barnes Farr McCarty.

The Rev. Shan Rutherford will conduct a service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 U.S. 31 South (Morton Street) in Franklin, where friends may call from 1:30 p.m. Sunday until service time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Johnson County, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, IN 46131.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Information: 317-738-0202.