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Walter Bates "Tex" Barnett, Jr., D.D.S was born in Longview, Texas on October 29, 1932 to Walter Barnett and Dorothy Copeland Barnett. He went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on October 29, 2013. He was proud to be a Longview Lobo and played high school football before he graduated in 1949. He spent a college preparatory year at Kemper Military Academy in Missouri. He pursued his academic career at Baylor University in Waco, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas Dental School in Houston, Texas in 1955. He spent three years as an officer in the United States Air Force. In 1958 he established a dental practice in San Antonio, Texas on South Presa Street. He relocated his office to W.W. White Road in San Antonio and there he cared for his patients until he retired in 1998. Walter (Tex) had many different interests during his 81 years of living. He raced TR3's, hunted in Texas and Colorado, fished in Alaska, and participated in marathons and triathlons. He was a member of the San Antonio and Texas Dental Societies, First Presbyterian Church, Saint Christopher's Episcopal Church in Bandera, Texas and a member of the San Antonio Country Club. He found a special peace and inner change in his work with Contemplative Outreach. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kelly. Walter is survived by his wife, Lynne; sister, Barbara Ann Johnston and her husband Doug of Longview, Texas; nephew, Stephen Scott and wife, Lori of Houston, Texas; daughters, Laura Reilly and Kathleen Carter and husband, Eric of San Antonio, Casey Barnett of Arlington, Texas; granddaughters, Madeleine, Alexandra and Emma of San Antonio, Sarah and Autumn of Arlington, Texas and five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jean Stevenson and husband, Don Stevenson of Charlotte, N.C.; grandniece, Robin Hooks and her husband, Thom and son, Mason of San Antonio.
NOVEMBER 4, 2013
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
404 N. ALAMO
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Published in Express-News from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2013