Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the Collier-Butler Chapel for Willie Edward Barnett, Gadsden. The Rev. Les Overstreet and the Rev. Don Pritchett will officiate. Burial will be in Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.
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Our precious loved one, Willie Barnett, passed from this life on Monday, April 16, 2012. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him. The Lord is waiting for him after long suffering.
At his bedside was his wife of 54 years, Jackie; his children; his special friend, Les Overstreet; and his sister-in-law, Mildred Nill.
He worked in the printing industry for a number of years and retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Gadsden. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Mae (Fitts) Barnett; father, Albert Barnett; sister, Patsy Higdon; and brothers, Jerry Barnett and Carlton Barnett.
He is survived by his wife, Jacqulin Ratledge Barnett; sons, Richard Anthony (Sharon) Barnett, David Edward (Jo Ann) Barnett and Jeffery Scott (Michelle) Barnett; daughter, Sonya "Lisa" (Paul) Barnett Browning; grandchildren, Brian, Robin and Trey Barnett, April Payne, Rachael and Kimberly Wallis, Bailey, Alex and Nicholas Barnett; great-grandchild, James Parker Jackson; and 10 stepgrandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Brian, Robin and Trey Barnett, DJ Jones, Jonathan Browning and Jason Hood.
Condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.
Published in The Gadsden Times on Apr. 17, 2012