John Senter Karnes
(Son of John Moses Karnes)

(March 28, 1905 – February 2, 1946)

Wife: Emile H. Karnes (November 9, 1907 - December 23rd, 2003)

John Paul Karnes (October 19, 1929 – January 22, 2010)

John Senter Karnes was born in Senath, Missouri (Dunklin County), and lived there his entire life. He graduated from the University of Missouri in approximately 1926. He worked as an accountant for the lumber yard in Senath and various cotton gins in and around Senath including the Bertig Cotton Gin in Arbyrd. He was a WWII Veteran, and served in India.

In November of 2015, I discovered the following information on-line regarding his enlistment in the military at Camp Forrest in Tennessee:

Enlistment Date: 13 Nov 1942
Enlistment State: Tennessee
Enlistment City: Camp Forrest
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of
Source: Civil Life
Education: 4 years of college
Civil Occupation: Accountants and auditors
Marital Status: Married
Height: 70
Weight: 160


John Senter Karnes is buried in the Lulu Cemetery, south of Senath, Missouri, near his father John Moses Karnes. His wife Emile is buried in Huntsville, Missouri.