He was married to Bar-bara McAlister on Feb. 24, 1967, in Malden, Mo. His wife survives.
Mr. Barnett was a member of the UAW, a former Boy Scout leader, a former member of the Jr. Jaycees, and he was a Bernie Little League coach.
Along with his wife, he is survived by a son, Bradley Barnett of Bernie, Mo.; a daughter, Gretta Smith and husband, Mike of Fayetteville, Ark.; one brother, Kevin Caldwell of St. Louis, Mo.; four sisters, Wilma Conner of St. Louis, Debbie Doherty of Springfield, Mo., Pam Williams of Onalaska, Texas, and Thelma Miller of Pasadena, Texas; six grandchildren; and one step-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents;
one daughter, Rebecca Barnett; and one sister, Roseann Burchfield.
Visitation will take place at 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. at the Bradshaw Funeral Chapel in Malden on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Rev. Randy Morrison will officiate.