Mr. Barnett was born March 7, 1939, in Walters, Oklahoma, to John Clifford and Stella Barnett. He graduated in 1957 from Andrews High school and married Peggy Summitt on Oct. 3, 1961. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, was employed by Humble Oil Company and after 32 years retired from Exxon. He was an ordained deacon, choir member and president of West Camp Gideons International.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Peggy Barnett; daughters, ReDonna (Tony) Mendez and Darinda (Mark) Gunnells; and grandchildren, Devin and Colton Dear, Holly and Sean Mendez and Sydney and Caleb Gunnells.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Dobie Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. with family present from 4 to 7 p.m.
The funeral service was scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. at Westshore Baptist Church. Burial followed at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery at 1 p.m.