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Edward Isaac Barnett, 92, of Paint Lick, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at his home.

Born November 15, 1924 in Orlando, Kentucky, he was the son of William Bob Wallace Barnett and Nellie Jane VanWinkle Barnett, both of whom preceded him in death. Mr. Barnett was a retired woodworker at woodcraft at Berea College and a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church of Paint Lick.

As an Army veteran of WWII, he was the recipient of two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. He took part in the D-Day Invasion at Normandy in WWII where he suffered many wounds that required six months of hospitalization in Intensive Care. He received excellent care by the V. A. Medical Center in Lexington later in life and the family greatly appreciated that care.

Survivors include his loving wife, Eva Mae Rader Barnett; three daughters, Delilah Kay Barnett, Paula Gail Barnett, and Rebecca Dawn Barnett Reed (Greg), all of Paint Lick; one brother, Bodie Barnett; four grandchildren, Jason Mays (Stacey), Joseph Brewer (Annie) Chad Barnett (Cristy) and Holly Miller (Ryan); nine great-grandchildren, Devin Neal, Tyler Barnett, Canaan Isaac Mays, Carson Mays, Kensey Mays, Rylee Miller, Eli Miller, Emilia Brewer, Thomas Brewer; and numerous nieces and nephews and a special friend, Belinda Reppert.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, four brothers, and a special family member, Elizabeth Shearer Bradley.

Funeral service for Mr. Barnett will be held at 1:00 PM Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Paint Lick, with Bro. Dale Denton and Bro. Todd Rader officiating. Burial following in the Manse Cemetery with military honors.

Visitation will be from 6 9 PM Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Greg Reed, his son-in-law and Ryan Miller. The deacons and members of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church will serve as honorary bearers.
Published on October 19, 2017
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