Mr. George Kenneth Barnette of Monticello, passed away Friday, July 8, 2022 at The Hospice of Lake Cumberland in Somerset, Kentucky having attained the age of 90 years, 2 months & 6 days. He was born in Monticello on Monday, May 2, 1932 the son of Shelby & Evalee (Hutchinson) Barnette. He was a member of Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church, where he served in several offices, A truck driver for several years, Retired from Chrysler in Huntsville, Alabama in 1992, returned to Wayne County where he farmed until he was unable. A Mason for over 50 years, member of Monticello Lodge # 431 F. & A.M., and was a member of the Eastern Star. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth (Dunagan) Barnette in 1992, Siblings, Pauline Tweedy, Virginia Barnette, Maude Dawes, Christene Taylor & Shelby Barnette.
He is survived by his wife, Creola (Neal) Barnette, stepchildren, Dwight (& Pam) Sexton, Annette Norfleet, Dwayne Sexton, very special Granddaughter, Morgan Sexton Bischof, Siblings, Margaret (& David) Isbell, Floyd (& Joyce) Barnette, James Alfred Barnette, Barton (& Barbara) Barnette.
The funeral service was conducted on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in the Memory Chapel of New’s Monticello Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Sexton officiating. Casket bearers were Gene Taylor, George Watson, Jordan Sexton, Eddie Norfleet, Kane Norfleet, and Dwight Sexton. Honorary casket bearers were Bill Abner, Adrian Weaver, John Woods, Dan Richardson, Sam Burton, Randy Cowan, and Curtis Dunagan. Burial was in the Elk Springs Cemetery in Monticello. Mason Rites was given at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in his memory. New’s Monticello Funeral Home in Monticello, Kentucky was honored to be in charge of the arrangements.
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