Victor King Barnett | 1948-2017

Published Saturday, August 5, 2017

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Victor Barnett

Victor King Barnett, 68, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.

Funeral is 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Home, 7301 E. Lancaster in Fort Worth. Burial will follow.

Visitation is 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at the funeral home.

King was born Dec. 11, 1948, in Topeka, Kan., to Oscar and Mary Barnett. He was one of six siblings. At 18, he enlisted in the Air Force and fought in the Vietnam War.

After his service, he went back to school, graduated and became a proud alumnus of Texas Christian University. King later married his true love, Debbye Evans, June 5, 1993, and had three children.

Throughout his career, he retired from the Fort Worth Police Department, was a district attorney investigator, private investigator and had his own business in bails bonds. Victor held many titles, but his favorite was being a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed playing golf, hunting and fishing.

King was liked by everyone because he was always in a good mood and helped anyone he met. He lived life by his own quote, “If you’re not having a good day, it’s your own damn fault.” So he always made sure to keep a smile on his face and have a good day. King will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings Margaret Barnett, Mary Welsh, Barbara Eckhardt and William Barnett.

He is survived by his wife; sons Gary and wife, Keylia, and Michael and wife, Muriel; daughter Tory Armstrong and husband, Daniel; grandchildren Lexi, Eli and Jake; and brother Charles Barnett and wife, Debbie.

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