Douglas "Barney" Barnett
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CARENCRO - Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Douglas Earl Barnett, age 73, who passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 7:15 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.
Pastor Nic Peters of First Baptist Church of Carencro will officiate at the services.
Mr. Barnett was a native of Amarillo, TX, a former resident of Denver, CO having currently resided in Carencro since 1969. He was a 1958 graduate of East High School in Denver, CO. Mr. Barnett joined the U.S. Marine Corps straight from high school where he served in Vietnam, Japan, Mediterranean and in the U.S.A. from 1958 to 1967. After leaving the service, he attended and graduated from Colorado Aero Tech in 1969, as an aircraft mechanic. Mr. Barnett was employed and retired from Petroleum Helicopter, Inc. of Lafayette where he worked from 1969 to 1990. After retirement, he worked part time for Omni, Inc. and Evergreen for over 10 years. Mr. Barnett was a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion Posts of Lafayette.
Survivors include his wife of forty two years, Beverly Jean Haskell Barnett of Carencro; one son, Lee Kenneth Boothby, Jr. and his wife, Janice, of The Woodlands, TX; five grandchildren, Katie Smith of The Woodlands, TX, Amber Drewett and her husband, Trey, of Ruston, Kenneth Ross Boothby and Zachary Lee Boothby, of The Woodlands, TX and Logan Baudoin of Carencro; one great grandchild, Peyton Rickoff of The Woodlands, TX; one brother, Don Barnett and his wife, Kim, of Port Orchard, WA; and one nephew, Morgan Barnett and his wife, Jamie and their son, Keenan Ray Barnett.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben Barnett and the former Eula Mae Banta; and one daughter, Veronica Lynn Baudoin.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Barnett's name may be made to Leukemia Foundation of Louisiana, Inc., P.O. Box 9004, Bossier City, LA 71113-9004, https://www.firstgiving.com/Npo/31024/Donation or Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675 or http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.
View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net.
Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.
MELANCON FUNERAL HOME - Carencro
4615 N. University Ave. Carencro, LA 70520
Published in the The Advertiser from July 30 to Aug. 1, 2013