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Blake Barnes '25 September 6, 2022 1:26 PM updated: September 6, 2022 1:32 PM

Blake Douglas Barnes
July 21, 2003 - May 23, 2022

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved son Blake Barnes on May 23, 2022 at the age of 18. Blake was a sweet soul who cared deeply about others, a loving son and brother, loved animals, excelled in the classroom, and was an outstanding athlete. In his senior year at Rock Hill High School, he was awarded Prosper ISD Student Athlete of the Year as recognition for his accomplishments and character through running. He loved his teammates, coaches, faculty, and administrative staff. Blake attended Texas A&M University spending some time with the school cross country team. He was majoring in International studies with the goal of working for the United Nations to make an impact/improve the world. He wanted to do this as silently and humbly as possible. His intelligence, running speed, and flowing hair will be missed.

Blake is survived by his parents Doug and Traci, twin sister Karrigan, grandparents Allan and Shirley, uncle Bryan and Aunt Pricila, and a host of family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Blake at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North in Allen. The visitation will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the funeral home. The family will be hosting a reception at their home after the ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that guests donate to one of the following organizations:

The American Red Cross, an organization where Blake planned to intern this summer as part of his broader goal of making the world a better place. 

Habitat for Humanity Collin County, one of Blake’s earliest volunteer experiences where he was able to do work to help people of our local community in need. 

The SPCA of Texas, one of Blake’s favorite places to volunteer in support of his love for animals. Donate | SPCA of Texas


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