Posted by : April 6, 2013| On :
Barnett was born in 1947, in Fort Smith, Ark., and died March 30, 2013.
He moved to Texas in 1947 and graduated from Waco High School in 1954. He earned a bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Texas in Austin, where he was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.
Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Army and then spent 12 years working in the business world prior to entering a teaching career that would span the rest of his life. He taught at Woodrow Wilson High School, in Dallas, where he also coached the golf and bowling teams.
He retired in 1992, and then spent five years with Trinity Valley Community College as a GED teacher in Mabank.
In 1988, he married Libby, and they moved to Cedar Creek Lake.
After settling into their home at the Cedar Creek Country Club, he became an active golfer and involved in activities of the Presbyterian Church in Mabank including choir and ensemble singer, teaching adult Sunday School, and working with the Mabank Good Samaritans Food Pantry.
He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church and chaired several important church committees. He was a two-time president of the Men’s Golf Association at the Cedar Creek Country Club and president of the Cedar Creek Country Club Property Owner’s Association.
In April 2005, he and his wife moved to Round Rock, where they joined the Round Rock Presbyterian Church.
He joined with several other church members to establish an adult Sunday School class and shared in the teaching for several years until Alzheimer’s Disease made it too difficult for him to continue.
He and his wife traveled extensively in Europe, Canada, and the United States.
Survivors include his wife, Libby; son Jeff Barnett and wife Helene; stepdaughter Kimberly Fredrick and husband Rob Norris, stepsons Michael and Paul Fredrick; grandchildren Shawn and Alesha Barnett, Grayson, Graham and Nash Norris; and five cousins in the Dallas area.
Memorial donations maybe made to the Alzheimer’s Association by calling (512) 241-0420 or go to www.alz.org.