Obituary for Louie “Delbert” Barnett
Louie “Delbert” Barnett of St. James, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Buffalo Prairie Care Center in Buffalo, Missouri at the age of 67. Delbert was born in Richmond Heights, Missouri on December 21, 1947 to the late Louie and Edna (Stender) Barnett.
Delbert was a graduate of John F. Hodges High School in St. James, Missouri; He proudly served his Country in the United States Army and served two tours in Vietnam earning the distinguished Bronze Star Medal. Returning home he married the love of his life, Miss Jacqueline Laney on June 12, 1970. He went to work as a carpenter in the construction industry and he and Jacqueline settled into a small farm outside of town. Delbert enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his friends and family. Delbert had an audio-graphic memory and was always fascinating his family and friends on remembering special dates, once he knew your birthday or other special day, he would never forget it. Delbert also had a special way with people, he never met a stranger and would strike up a conversation with anyone. He was a loving and devoted husband, brother, uncle and friend and will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved him.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 44 years Jacqueline Barnett of the home; brothers: Delman Barnett and wife Lynda, of St. James, MO, Jesse Barnett and wife Robin, of Davisville, MO, Ronald Barnett and wife Shawna, of Seabeck, WA, and David Barnett and wife Kelly, of Cuba, MO; sisters: Darlene Matlock, of Cuba, MO, Geri Barnett, of Rolla, MO, and Velda Kossuth and husband Gene, of St. James, MO; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. In addition to his parents Delbert was preceded in death by brothers Edward and Wilburn Barnett, and sister Roxie Bettis.
Funeral services for Louie “Delbert” Barnett will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Pastor Craig Rippy officiating. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery with Delman Barnett, Jesse Barnett, Ronnie Barnett, Dave Barnett, Lanny Graves, and Gene Kossuth serving as pallbearers. Visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service from 10AM until service time. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, cards are available at all James & Gahr locations.