Kenneth Jones Barnette

Kenneth Jones Barnette, age 77, of Kentwood Street, Lenoir, died
Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative
Care-Kirkwood. He was born November 2, 1940 in Wilkes County to the
late Jones V. and Pearl Dockery Barnette.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Dale
Barnette; and two sisters, Iris Staley and Rachel Jones.
Mr. Barnette was a funeral director for over 50 years and was a U. S.
Army veteran.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Wilkesboro.
Survivors include his wife Elizabeth Walker Barnette of the home; one
step-son, Richard Lee Howell, Sr. and wife Rebecca of Sparta, NC; one
brother, Earnest Barnette and wife Betty of Clayton, NC; one
step-grandson, Richard Lee Howell, Jr and wife Alicia of Walnut Cove,
NC; one step-granddaughter, Sheila Howell and husband Rob of
Lexington, NC; four step-grandchildren, Mackenzie Howell, Leah
Howell, Dakato Howell and Megan Howell; and his longtime friend and
caregiver, Glen Jones.
Graveside services will be held Monday, October 1, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at
Big Flatts Baptist Church Cemetery, 2373 Big Flatts Church Road,
Fleetwood, NC conducted by Rev. Steve Hedgecock.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions
may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood
Street, Lenoir, NC 28645 or First Baptist Church of Whitnel, PO Box
2999, Lenoir, NC 28645
Online condolences may be left at
www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com.
Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Barnette
family.

Gary Overcash