1936 - 2014 Funeral services for Leonard Ernest Barnett, 78, of Silsbee will be at 10:00 am Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with interment following in Knupple Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Barnett passed away peacefully at his residence July 16, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Leonard was born in Magnolia Springs and was a long time resident of Silsbee. He was a member of 1st Baptist Church of Silsbee and worked for Silsbee ISD, retiring after many years as principal of Kirby Elementary. He was much loved by the students and faculty at Kirby. Mr. Barnett is preceded in death by his parents John Thomas and Emily Walters Barnett and brother J T Barnett. Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Beverly Verdine Barnett of Silsbee; sons Mike Barnett and wife Karen of Alvin and Al Barnett and wife Jennifer of Silsbee; brother Calvin Barnett and wife Barbara of Magnolia Springs; sister Irene Pendergrass of Silsbee and two adoring grandchildren, Scott and Jessica Barnett. Leonard was much loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
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Farmer Funeral Home
415 North 4th Street
Silsbee, TX 77656
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 18, 2014