Thomas Franklin Barnes, age 84 of Chickamauga, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 2, 2020. He was born to the late John Thomas and Marguerite Edna Hunter Barnes in Clarksburg, WV and was a member of Bible Baptist Church. Thomas served his country in the U.S.M.C. during the Korean War and retired from LTV Steel in 2017 after more than 30 yrs. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend, who will be greatly missed. Thomas was also preceded in death by his daughter, Regina K. Barnes, son, John Thomas Barnes, siblings, Donnie Barnes, Shirley Gibbs, Carol Estepp, Janie Morris and Linda Barnes. He is survived by his children, Donna Henry, William Barnes, Terry Barnes, Theresa Bradley and Robert Barnes, siblings; Butch Barnes, Delores Spencer, Arlene Cottrill and Alberta Watkins, 14 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in the funeral home chapel, with Pastors Rickey Gravley and Andy Wells officiating. Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday and prior to the service on Wednesday. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home-J. Avery Bryan Chapel, Chickamauga.