He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Jacob Grove Baptist Church, where he formerly served on the Jacob Grove Usher Board and as a trustee. He worked at Bourbon Cooperage in Lebanon for several years. He also worked at the Green County Courthouse. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Mary Lucy Smith Barnett, one son: Stephon Barnett and one brother: George (Pete) Washington Barnett.
He is survived by one daughter: Holly Barnett of Greensburg, two sons and two daughters-in-law: Earl and Mary Barnett of Campbellsville and James and Thresa Barnett of Elizabethtown, three sisters: Shirley Scott, Francis (Babe) Compton and Annie Shively, all of Louisville, nine grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, plus a host of other relatives and friends.
Place and Time of Service: Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home - 11 a.m. Central Time Saturday, September 30, 2017
Wake and visitation: 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Central Time Friday, September 29, 2017
Ministers: Rev. Henry Nelson, Eulogy and Rev. Louis Henry, Officiating
Burial: Green County Memory Gardens, Summersville, KY
Pallbearers: Jerry Cowherd, Donnie Williams, William Richardson, Jeremy Barnett, Stacy Barnett, Ryan Barnett
Honorary Pallbearers: James Thornton, Dick Thornton, Carl Compton, Joe Bridgewater, Arzo Miller, James Ulis Williams