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November 8, 1937 ~ February 16, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Edward Barnett passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at home surrounded by family. He was 85 years old. Edward was born to James and Lizzie (Starr) Barnett at home on November 8, 1937, in Bristow, Oklahoma. Edward believed in the Creator in Indian ways. In the 60's, he played softball and baseball as a pitcher and catcher for Newman Taryole. His favorite past time was watching OU football and Thunder basketball. But he didn't like them when they lost. When he was younger, Ed worked on cars but he would be under the car and couldn't get up or he would fall asleep, so he quit working on cars.
Ed served in the Army from 1960 to 1962 as an engineer, where he oversaw a fleet of trucks and the transportation of bridges.
The last years before passing, Ed was always on his tractor and zero turn lawnmower. Ed would be in the wooded area most of the day and he always said that was his therapy.
Ed is preceded in death by daughter Thomasena Barnett, granddaughter Shaunday Little, and both his parents.
Ed is survived by wife Dicey, sister Lydia Taryole and husband Newman of Bristow, children Debbie Barnett of Chouteau, Daniel and wife Kay Barnett of Broken Arrow, Karen Barnett of Glenpool, Bruce and wife Robin Barnett of Ponca City, Elaine and husband Richard Proctor of Broken Arrow, Thomas Barnett of Sapulpa, and Tyrone and wife Angelia Barnett of Tulsa, and children, grandchildren, and a host of other loved ones.
Wake services will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 6 - 8pm at the Wilson Indian Community Center in Henryetta, Oklahoma. The funeral service will be at the Wilson Indian Community Center on Monday, February 20, 2023 at 2 pm. Immediately following, the burial will be held at the Barnett Family Cemetery.