Alfred D. Barnett
Funeral Date: 9/2/2010

Obituary:
Alfred D. Barnett, age 84, of Warren, AR. died Tuesday August 31, at his home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born August 28, 1926 in Warren, AR. a son of the late Albert Benjamin Barnett and Lottie Mae Dawkins Barnett. Also, preceding him in death was a brother Albert B. Barnett, Jr and a step father Carter Phillips. Mr. Barnett was the retired owner of four businesses: Barnett Electric, Barnett Heating and Air, B & B Mechanical and B & S Supply Co. Those who worked for him describe him as man of honor, integrity, selfless service and personal courage. He demanded a lot, but gave more in return and always encouraged them to better themselves. Mr. Barnett volunteered for the U.S. Navy during World War II at the age of 16 and served in many battles. He was recognized as “the leader” for all veterans’ activities in Bradley County, having served for many years as chairman of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post # 4564, the American Legion and the Bradley County Veterans since its formation in 2002. His proudest accomplishment was the development and completion of the Bradley County Veterans Museum. He was an active part of the Warren community, with many years of service on the community Board of First State Bank, the Warren City Council and the Warren School Transition Committee. He was past president of the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce, Warren Lions Club, Warren Planning Commission and the Warren Country Club. He donated many hours of his time to the Bradley County Memorial Hospital and was Bradley County Citizen of the year in 2003. He also developed and implemented the electric code for the city and was the first state president of the National Heating and Air Conditioning Association. He accomplished all this through his sense of high morals and great awareness of the need to contribute to community and country. He held a deep belief that each of us must do our part to make our community a better place to live, work and raise a family. “Mr. Al” as he was known, was a valuable asset to Warren, Bradley County, the state of Arkansas, and the United States of America. Survivors are his wife Betty Jo Wiggins Barnett whom he married September 21, 1946. Two sons Daniel Barnett and spouse Sally, Casscoe, AR., Darren Barnett and spouse Karen, Sheridan, AR., One daughter Rita Hard and spouse Tom, Baytown, TX., One sister Maerine Tolbert, El Dorado, AR. Seven grandchildren Carmen Lawrence and spouse Richard, Baytown, TX., Duel Johnson, Jr. and spouse Maria, Baytown, TX., Laura Weatherford and spouse Jay, Stuttgart, AR., Daniel Barnett, Jr. and spouse Nikki, Alexander, AR., David Barnett and spouse Crystal, Casscoe, AR., Taylor Barnett and Sydney Barnett both of Sheridan, AR. Eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services with flag presentation was 2:00 p.m. Thursday September 2, Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Victor Hunter officiating. Gib Richardson was soloist. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were John Little, Joe Burks, Sterling McBee, Daniel Barnett, Jr., David Barnett, Duel Johnson, Jr. and Freddie Mobley. Honorary pallbearers were Bradley County Veterans. Memorials preferred Bradley County Veterans Museum; 210 N. Main Street; Warren, AR. 71671. Online guest register www.frazerfuneralhome.com

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Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Johnny and Sheila Corker
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Al was a great man. Johnny and I thought the world of him.It was always good to see y'all when Johnny was going through his treatments God bless all of you.

Name: Steven Dawkins
Message: The Dawkins family Donnie Barbara Steven Jeremy Wendy Lily Layne Jeffrey Kristen and Brittany

Name: Keith Wright
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Name: Keith Wright
Message: Mr. Al was one of the hardest working and most knowledgable men that I have ever met. He was a good role model for all of us. He will be greatly missed in the community.

Name: Andy Gibbs
Message: Darren: My sincerest condolences are tendered to you and your family during this season of loss.

Name: Mary Catherine McBee Hueys
Message: Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. Mr. Al was a special man and will be missed. Fine men in Warren like Mr. Al and my father(Clint Huey) will never be replaced. May God be with you as you go through this hard time. The Clint Huey Family

Name: Maylon Rice
Message: Mr. Al Barnett was a man's man. A great volunteer and a good businessman. I am sad to hear of his passing. He has done many good things for Bradley County.

Name: Loren Stowers
Message: Dear Family, I would like to send my condolences. It can be extremely difficult to lose a loved one. That is why I wanted to share the hope found in the bible, the hope of the resurrection. Jesus stated at John 5:28,29 "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will come out." And at Revelation 21:3,4 it states that there will be a time when "...death will be no more." These scriptures give us hope for the future as respects to our dead loved ones. Those scriptures have brought comfort to me and I hope it does the same for your family. With Love, Loren

Name: norman polk
Message: would like to be at the funeral of my dear friend, but my health will not permit. My dearest sympathy.

Name: Nancy McBee
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Al was a fine man and was always generous, hard working, and so full of integrity. My prayers and sympathy to his family.

Name: Joyce and Roy Lephiew
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Al was one of a kind. We will be praying for all of you.

Name: Reecia Carr-McGaha
Message: Rita and family,learned about your Dad today. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Remember, that I love ya.

Name: LaDonna Shirey
Message: Dear Daniel, Sally and family, it is with the greatest despair that I think of the sadness of this time in your lives. It is never easy to lose someone, but is so difficult when you realize through cards, memorials, and gifts the depths to which so many people beloved Mr. Barnett for his selfless acts of generosity, loyalty to family, friends, and country. You have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers each day. with deepest sympathy, LaDonna Waldrop Shirey

Name: James Mack & Twylia Warlick
Message: Daniel, Sally and all the family... We are so very sorry to learn of Al's death. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. We had hoped to come for the service, but circumstances here prevented us from doing so. We are there with you in mind and spirit. Love you, JM & T

Name: Chris Hankins Dean
Message: Rita, Sally and Daniel and the rest of the family. My deepest sympathy to all of you during this sad time. My dad went into the hospital on this day last year and died on September 13th. I still miss him a lot. He and your Dad were good friends, and both loved the Veterans Museum. Mr. Barnett is really to commended for all that he did for the Museum. My Dad visited him there many times. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: David Smith
Message: My heart goes out to all of Mr. Al's family and friends. I only had the pleasure to know Daniel and Sally, but I do know that children are often a reflection of their parents. Because of the integrity and work ethic of his son, Daniel, I know that Mr. Al must have been a tremendous man to instill such values in his children. The other comments here from friends and family are a testament to the legacy of Alfred Daniel Barnett. Thank you, Mr. Al, for being an inspiration to us all.

Name: Michael Wrobleski
Message: Daniel and Sally our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Name: Donna and Ashley Judd
Message: Daniel and Sally our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God get you through the days to come. I am so blessed to have met yall at the Wildlife Farms, yall are too amazing people, we will keep you in our prayers.

Name: LuAnn Hensley
Message: Darren, Karen, Taylor and Sydney, Wishing you comfort and peace during this sad time in your lives. I never had the opportunity to meet your dad, but I remember how proud you were of him and all his accomplishments. I can remember you and Karen sharing stories of all the hard work he did and his dedication in making the Veterans Museum happen. Whenever you talked about your dad, you always spoke of love and pride for him. The legacy he left will continue to touch lives and what a remarkable life to remember with grateful hearts to God. I pray your heart is comforted by God in a way that only He can do. Love, LuAnn and Jay

Name: Randy Boyd
Message: Al Barnett was one of the best men I have known during my life. In my younger days, he served as a mentor. He was always trustworthy, a good friend and a community pillar. He will always remain in my memory. I offered my deepest condolences to the family

Name: Fran and Ken VanDerZwalm
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Love Ken and Fran

Name: French and Judy Wynne
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time.

Name: Tom Osborn
Message: May God grant your family peace and comfort during these times. And a big 'Thank You' for his military service.

Name: Kym Schmidt
Message: Daniel and Sally, May God hold you all in His loving arms during this time of great sorrow. God bless and keep you. Kym Schmidt

Name: Mike Lonsberry
Message: To the family of Mr. Al Barnett I just read of Al's passing and wish to extend my sympathy to all of the family. I remember Mr. Barnett well during my time in Warren and I always considered him among the best. He will be missed. May the Good Lord be with you and comfort you.

Name: Gib Richardson
Message: Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to pay tribute to Mr. Al with my song. He was a great American.