Name: Barnett, Oliver

Mr. Oliver R. Barnett, age 90, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Friday, July 31, 2020, at Baptist Health in Paducah, Kentucky.

Mr. Barnett was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 10, 1930, to the late Lee Roy Barnett and Jessie (Weston) Barnett. Mr. Barnett was a retired carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents Mr. Barnett was preceded in death by his wife, Jean (Elkins) Barnett, who died on October 9, 2004; one sister, Elaine Collins; and by three brothers, Lee Roy “Junior” Barnett, Glen Barnett, and Max Barnett.

Mr. Barnett is survived by two sons, Ron Barnett and Randy Barnett both of Murray; four sisters, Bernice Phelps of Louisville, Kentucky, Rhonda Wrye and husband Gene of Canton, Kentucky, Maxine Sutts and husband Bob of St. Clair Shores , Michigan and Rachel Wolske of River Rouge, Michigan; two brothers, Dale Barnett and wife Barbara and JL Barnett and wife Barbara; three grandchildren, Lindsey Crane and husband Tripp, Katie Barnett, and Georgia Marshall; four great-grandchildren, Myles Barnett, Collier Crane, Maylene Crane, and soon to be Opal Crane; one sister-in-law, Brenda Newberry;  and a special friend, Kathryn Howard all of Murray.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Rev. Boyd Smith will officiate, and burial will follow in the Barnett Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Barnett Cemetery Fund, c/o Ricky Stewart, 538 Dowdy Trail, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

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