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Glenn Dale Barnett

December 11, 1951 ~ September 25, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Glenn Barnett Obituary

Glenn Dale Barnett, known to all as Dale, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 25, 2023, in Paducah, Texas, following a series of health concerns in recent months. He was 71. 

Dale was born on December 11, 1951, in Dallas, Texas, to his dear parents Alex Eugene "Gene" Barnett and Addie Pearl Barnett. Growing up in Arlington, Texas, Dale attended Speer Elementary School, Nichols Junior High, and graduated from Arlington High School in Arlington, Texas. After high school graduation, he pursued undergraduate coursework at The University of Texas at Arlington. Later in life, he completed coursework in photography at Tarrant County College, Northwest Campus, in Fort Worth, Texas. 

For 48 years, Dale and his family resided in Watauga, Texas, on Mona Lisa Avenue. It is there that their family grew strong roots and made many cherished memories with their dear neighbors and lifelong friends. In November 2019, Dale and Vivian moved to Paducah, Texas, where he retired from his work of over five decades in shipping/receiving of wholesale products. It was in their newly adopted hometown of Paducah that they enjoyed living in the country, watching beautiful West Texas sunsets together from their porch swing, working on home projects, and visiting their grandchildren, great grandchildren, and wonderful neighbors.  On occasion, they also enjoyed attending county stock shows and rodeos, town pioneer day celebrations, watching Fourth of July fireworks, attending church, and helping out with community fundraisers. 

Dale was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Tell, Texas, and was a Master Mason of Good Standing with the Childress Lodge, located in Childress, Texas. 

A complex man of varied interests and pursuits, Dale would be the first to admit he was "tough to love and hard to forget." He possessed a strong work ethic and appreciated a job well done. He was a loyal friend and family member, always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, expecting nothing in return. He had a keen appreciation for the simple life, good food, good music, and good people. He was a lifelong friend to a chosen few, some of whom had known him since his youth and enjoyed many a fishing trip to his favorite Texas lakes: Toledo Bend for largemouth bass fishing and Lake Texoma for striper fishing. Dale found sanctuary and peace spending time outdoors in God's beautiful Creation, often remarking that a "bad day fishing is better than a good day working." In his leisure time, Dale also enjoyed organic gardening, traveling to cooler climates, and vacationing in national and state parks.

Dale had a remarkable talent for fixing things and was skilled with various tools. Though he was a man of few words, he could talk for hours on end about topics in which he was passionate: organic gardening, native Texas plants, bass fishing, Native American history, his childhood memories in Arlington, Texas, tales of exploring his grandparents' homestead in Alabama, new technology, and politics. He was a voracious reader of many genres, but especially enjoyed reading biographies, Native American and Texas history, and tales of the Old West.

Dale was preceded in death by his father, Alex Eugene "Gene" Barnett and mother, Addie Pearl Barnett; his sister-in-law, Melody Sanford; and his nephew, Sean Turner. 

Dale is survived by his beautiful wife of nearly 54 years, Vivian Barnett; his three beloved children, Melanie Barnett Watkins, Misty Barnett, and Heath Barnett and wife, Erin Barnett; his sister, Deborah Parrish and her husband, Bruce Parrish; his sister, Linda Beeler and her husband, Jim Beeler; his brother-in-law, Robert D. Cayce, III and his wife, Elisa Cayce; his grandson, Elijah Barnett and his wife, Khori Barnett; his granddaughter, Helena Denham and her husband, Kyle Denham; and his grandson, Samuel Ybarra and his fiancée Heyleigh Baker. Dale was further blessed and is survived by his seven great grandchildren, four nieces, seven nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews; as well as his many cousins and friends.

A memorial service for Dale will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the Paducah Church of Christ, West Hwy. 70, Paducah, Texas. 

Donations in Dale’s memory are greatly appreciated and may be made to: 

Westview Boys' Home

P.O. Box 714

120 W. Broadway Street

Hollis, Oklahoma, 73550

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Memorial Service
November 4, 2023

2:00 PM
Church of Christ
W. Hwy 70
Paducah, TX 79248


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