When Jon Ryan walked into the room, those in his company felt his enthusiastic spontaneity. Jon was a naturally talented and artistic person. It was as if he wanted to share everyone's experiences, revel in their lives and celebrate their discoveries. He went everywhere he could, from San Francisco to Key West. He had been to Yellowstone, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana ,Georgia, and of course- all over Texas. He was not selfish or materialistic. He was fiercely independent and asked for very little in life. It was this exceptional insight and his free spirit that became Jon's trademark qualities and it was one of the many reasons why all who knew him loved him.
Jon Ryan Barnes passed from this life April 7, 2017 at the age of 28. He will be sorely missed by his family and countless friends.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Daphne and J.C. Little and Jimmie Steve Shumake.
Jon is survived by his parents, Lisa and Jimmie Shumake; brothers, Clint Shumake, Mikeal Shumake and his significant other Gabriella and their son, Mikeal; grandparents, Theresa Shumake, Twila Charter; uncle, Scottie Shebel and countless friends.
Visitation will be from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Marrs- Jones-Newby funeral home in Bastrop, Texas. The funeral service will be at 10:30am on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rockne, Texas. Burial will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery; pretty much, back where he started. Out there, he will be in good company surrounded by so many people we've loved and who have gone before us. We know they'll keep him until we get there.