Martin E. "Bill" Barnette

Born in Hanover County, VA on December 19, 1933

Departed on June 12, 2016 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Age 82, of Gallatin, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016.

He was born December 19, 1933, in Hanover County, Virginia, to the late Katherine Martin Barnette Carneal and Patrick Henry Barnette.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jean Tiller Barnette; sisters, Kay Barnette Smith and Betty Barnette Richardson; and a brother, Henry Wayne Barnette (Mary Lee).  He also is survived by his daughters, Brenda Barnette Bazan (Nicolas), Cynthia Marie Barnette, and son, Stephen Elliott Barnette (Coni); grandchildren, Ashlee´ Barnette Ballou, Nicolas Manuel Bazan, Jr., and Rachel Elise Bazan.  Survivors also include great-grandchildren, Ryder Elliott Ballou and Elise Monae Bazan.

Bill served in the U.S. Army after which he graduated from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. He enjoyed a business career with Parke Davis Pharmaceutical Company and Lincoln Financial Group where he was a licensed Certified Financial Planner who specialized in financial and estate planning.  In addition to his work, Bill enjoyed outside activities including yardwork, gardening, and playing golf.  Once retired, he resumed his passion for bowling and could always be found in “his chair” solving the daily crossword puzzles.  Bill will be remembered by family and friends as a kind and humble man with a strong will and keen business sense.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, loving his family dearly and always putting them first.

Visitation with family will be Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., followed by the Celebration of Life service at 3:00 p.m. at Hendersonville Funeral Home, 353 E. Main St., Hendersonville, TN.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Highpoint Hospice, 575 East Bledsoe Street, Suite 9, Gallatin, TN  37066 or Kitty’s Kids, PO Box 8, Mechanicsville, VA  23111.

7 Comments to Martin E. "Bill" Barnette

  1. Anne Hoffman
    June 16, 2016 1:23 pm

    Bill was a fine Southern gentleman who was liked by all his bowling buddies. I was one of them and enjoyed seeing his smile every Wednesday , usually with a cup of coffee. He was a great bowler and will be missed by all of us.
    May God give you comfort and peace at this time.
    A friend, Anne Hoffman

  2. Ilene Cowden
    June 16, 2016 8:08 pm

    This picture is the Bill we all knew. Always a gentleman and always positive. He always had a smile.He was so deadicated to Jean and the children. You knew that as a client you could trust Bill. He will be missed by many people.

  3. Sonya Smith
    June 16, 2016 9:42 pm

    It’s been a really long time since I saw Bill, but I have fond memories of my years working with him at Lincoln Financial. He was a great advisor and friend to his clients and his “Lincoln family”. To Jean and his family, I am so sorry for loss, but know that he made a difference to those lives he touched and helped over the years! My thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time!
    With Sympathy,
    Sonya Smith

  4. Liz Mousa
    June 17, 2016 10:32 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the Barnette family. May Jehovah give you strength and comfort to endure, now and the days to come.

  5. Janine and Wiliam Swan
    June 18, 2016 11:42 am

    To Brenda and Nick,

    We are sorry to hear of your loss of Brenda’s Father.


    Janine and William (Bill) Swan

  6. Clifford and Wilma Dobbs
    June 18, 2016 11:59 am

    Wilma and I send our love and sympathy to all of you. It was a blessing to have know Bill and his family through the years. May God bless each of you.

  7. Meri Casto Erieau
    August 25, 2016 10:36 pm

    Cynthia-I am so sorry for loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

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