Raymond Barnett | 1948-2017

Published Saturday, September 23, 2017

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Raymond Barnett

Raymond Barnett, 68, of Sunset, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Denton.

Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at First Baptist Church of Alvord with Bill Cleveland, Chuck Eubanks, Roger Jones and Dan Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Alvord Cemetery.

Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur.

Pallbearers are Jordan Sherwood, Cody Burdine, Colby Burdine, Seth Weatherly, Cary Simmons and Benny Simmons.

Honorary pallbearers are Emma Sherwood, Andrew Hutto, Jackson Hutto, Jason Barnes, Heath Barnes and Keith Meyer.

Raymond was born Oct. 31, 1948, in Bowie to Carl and Vivian (Simmons) Barnett. He married Melba Jean Pierce April 12, 1968, in Alvord. Raymond retired as a heavy equipment operator for TXI. He was a member of the Union Hill Baptist Church in Alvord. Raymond was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother Marion Barnett.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years; daughters Christie Sherwood and husband, Jack, of Alvord, Alyssa Hutto of Alvord and Jeanna Moreno and husband, Randy, of Flower Mound; grandchildren Jordan Sherwood, Emma Sherwood, Andrew Hutto and Jackson Hutto; sister Betty Ann Barnett Weatherly and husband, Harvey, of Chico; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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