Homer Edward Barnett, retired paint crew supervisor for the Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities, passed away on April 23.

Barnett was born on Aug. 16, 1932, in Blacksburg to Richard and India Perkins Barnett. 

Barnett served as a member of the Blacksburg Fire Department. He also enjoyed playing music, hunting, and working in his yard. 

Barnett is survived by his daughter, Brenda Dowdy; three step-children, Steve and his wife, Debbie, Jeff, and David Shaver; sister, Lois Ramsey; brother, Frank Barnett; granddaughter, Rachel Shaver; and many sons and daughters-in-laws, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Nancy Shaver Barnett; second wife, Betty Jo Barnett; brothers Walter, Luther, and Eugene; sisters Elenora Barnett, Julie Millen, Francis Hassele, and Lorraine McCoy; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law.

Barnett’s full obituary is available online

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