Oliver W. Barnett


Oliver W. Barnett, 85, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in Nacogdoches.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 12, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation at 9:30 a.m. Bro. Rusty Hall will officiate. Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley.

Born March 3, 1936, Oliver is the son of Merl Barnett and Lois Whitton Barnett. He served in the United States Army. Later, Oliver was employed with Louisiana State Department of Agriculture. He was a member of both Texas Agriculture and Timber Association and Texas Cattle Association. When time allowed, Oliver loved to travel.

He is survived by:

Wife, Rodean Metcalf Barnett of Shelbyville

Daughter, LaVaunda Adams and husband Donnie of Shelbyville

Wade Adams and wife Haley
Chase Barnett
Amanda Hassfurther and husband Eric

Emma Grace Adams
Lily Jane Adams
Eli Hassfurther
Charlotte Hassfurther

Sister Peggy Mitchell of Logansport, Louisiana.

Preceded in death by his son, Leland Barnett; and parents, Merl Barnett and Lois Whitton Barnett.

Pallbearers will be Wade Adams, Chase Barnett, Eric Hassfurther, Jason Lily, and Donnie Adams.

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com