He was born on Dec. 8, 1949, in Coffeyville to Orain “Sam” and Ruth “Peggy” (Wooten) Carnes. He grew up in rural Tyro and graduated from Caney High School in 1967. He attended Coffeyville Community Junior College and received a heating and cooling certificate from Tri-County Tech in 1977.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.
On March 21, 1970, he married Janet Coble. She survives of the home.
He was president and general manager of Lee’s Cooling and Heating.
Other survivors include two sons, Jeffrey Carnes and Samuel Carnes, both of Independence; a daughter, Emily Joplin of Emporia; five grandchildren; two sisters, Janet Jabben of Oswego and Lois Williams of Hixson, Tenn.; and a brother, Philip Carnes of Bentonville, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church’s north campus, 2414 N. Eighth, Independence, with interment in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Potts Chapel, Independence. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or First Baptist Church, Independence.