Barnett, Samuel Kenneth

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barnett_samuel_kennethSamuel Kenneth Barnett, age 83, died at Salem, VA on July 17, 2015, after prolonged illness. He was born in 1932 in Montgomery County VA.

He lived in the Dixie Caverns area of Roanoke County for most of his life. He was a retired business owner. He owned Barnett Upholstery and Furniture and later Shawsville Power Equipment. Kenneth was an avid fisherman and gardener. He was a winner in the 1999 National Senior Games Association Shuffleboard Championship.

He served with the United States Army at the time of the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include one brother James E. Barnett, Troutville VA; three children and their spouses – son Donald W. Barnett (Karen) Powder Springs, GA; daughter Norma J. Dempsey (Richard) Roanoke, VA; son Roger A. Barnett (Brenda) Salem, VA; 7 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Ethel Akers, Mae and Sonnie Hudson. Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife Ollie B. Barnett; his parents Samuel H. and Ethel Y. Barnett; his brother and sister, Alvie Barnett and Geneva Yates.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday July 22, 2015 at Horne Funeral Home Christiansburg VA. Burial will be at White Cemetery, Shawsville VA. The family will begin receiving friends and visitors at the funeral home starting at 10:00 am that day.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Elliston Volunteer Fire Department/Pug Wells Memorial Fund, Elliston VA.

The family would like to thank the staff of Virginia Veterans Care Center for their care and support of our dad for the last months of his life.