Herbert Carnes, Jr., the son of Herbert Carnes, Sr. and Cleoria (DeuPree) Carnes, was born November 15, 1926, in Greenwood, Nebraska. He attended the Malcolm, Nebraska schools. Herb was then employed driving a truck over the road, hauling milk, beer and other commodities. On September 7, 1950, Herb entered the United States Army. He served his country during the Korean War, receiving his honorable discharge on September 9, 1952.
On April 3, 1953, Herb was united in marriage to Joye L. Jones, in Lincoln, Nebraska. They made their home in Raymond, Nebraska, and began farming with his father at what is now the Branched Oak Lake near Raymond. The Army Corps of Engineers built the lake forcing their move to Westboro, Missouri, in 1966. The farm they purchased is where Herb currently resided.
Herb devoted his life to farming. From dawn to dusk, he spent time milking Jersey cows, raising Angus beef cattle and chickens, and digging potatoes in his garden. He retired in 1993. In later years he enjoyed front porch conversation with friends. Herb passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Community Hospital-Fairfax, Fairfax, Missouri, at the age of 92.
Besides his parents and wife, Joye, Herb was preceded in death by seven siblings. Survivors include his daughter, Sonia (Jon) Willers, Northboro, Iowa; grandchildren, Jordan (Maj. Jon) Hoefing, Meridian, Idaho, Taylor (Gabe) Stevenson, Shenandoah, Iowa, Lt. National Guard, Cord (Kellie) Willers, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Madison (Jarek) Charvat, Omaha, Nebraska; great grandchildren, Brody and Conway Hoefing, Kroix and Everlee Stevenson; sisters, Cleoria Heidtbrink, Malcolm, Nebraska, and Nancy Obermier, York, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Wanetta (Kenneth) Puryear, Springdale, Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service and interment were held Friday, June 14, 2019, at Walden Grove Cemetery, Westboro, Missouri, conducted by Mr. Chris Stevens. Memorials may be directed to Walden Grove Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.minterfuneralchapels.com. Services were under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.