Willie Kendall Barnett, age 88 of Marble, NC passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019.
He was native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the son of the late Aurther and Nettie Queen Barnett. Kendall was a US Army veteran; he served in the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and farming. Kendall attended Vengeance Creek Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death three brothers, Joe, Ralph and Roy Barnett and four sisters, Lillie Mae Wilson, Ellen Palmer, Bernice Huskins and Kate McClure.
He is survived by wife, Sarai Barnett; one son, Stanley Barnett and wife Michele; four daughters, Inas Couey and husband Scott, April Roberson and husband Jeff, Hope Garrett and husband Harold and Vandia Sneed and husband Nathan; six grandchildren, Brandi, Justin, Kent, Jacob, Caity, Issac and two deceased grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, Riley and Colby; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 3 pm, Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Ethan Story and Rev. Jim Pressley will officiate. Music will be provided by the Vengeance Creek Baptist Church Choir. Burial will be in the Canyon Road Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rex, Blaine, Jimmy and Josh Barnett, Danny Wilson and Bucky Kelly. Honorary pallbearers will be Jan Barnett, Buddy Wilson and Marvin Guffey.
The family will receive friends from 1-3 pm, Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
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