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In Memory of
Larry Barnett
June 10, 1955 - August 1, 2016

6-9pm, Thursday, August 4, 2016
First Baptist Church of Belfry, Kentucky

First Baptist Church of Belfry, Kentucky
1pm, Friday, August 5, 2016

Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy, Pike County, Kentucky


” Beloved Husband, Father, Son, Poppy and proud community leader Larry Ray Barnett, 61, of South Williamson, Ky., passed away suddenly Monday, August 1, 2016, due to complications following surgery at Central Baptist Hospital at Lexington, Ky., surrounded by his loving family and friends. Larry was born June 10, 1955, at Mount Sterling, Ky., the son of Billy Ray and Marjorie Lewman Barnett of Mount Sterling. He is preceded in death by both his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Larry proudly served the community for 28 years as a pharmacist and owner of Family Pharmacy of South Williamson. His journey began after graduating Montgomery County High School in 1973. From there he attended the University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy where he graduated in 1978. He began his lifelong career as a pharmacist at the Appalachian Regional Hospital at Man, W.Va., where he worked until 1984. In 1984 he transferred to the South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital where he accepted the position of Chief Pharmacist. In 1988 he moved on from the hospital and opened his own pharmacy, Family Pharmacy, at South Williamson. Larry owned and operated Family Pharmacy until January of 2016 when he retired. Larry enjoyed the fruits of his retirement at his home on Douglas Lake in Tennessee. He enjoyed traveling and was an avid fisherman but most of all enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.

His memory is left to be cherished by his wife, Benita Barnett of South Williamson; his children: Michelle (George) Cox of Red Jacket, W.Va., Bradley Ray (Gayle) Barnett of Canada, Ky., Heather (Josh) Leonard of South Williamson, Gary (Kristin) Barnett, also of South Williamson, and Reba Nicole Barnett of the home. He also leaves behind his grandchildren and the lights of his life, Olivia Rayann Cox, Kaden Thomas Cox, Gabriel Jonathan Leonard, Grayson Joshua Leonard, Lilla Claire Barnett and Ella Grace Barnett. He is survived by his loving parents, Billy Ray and Marjorie Barnett; a brother, Donnie (Hope) Barnett of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Vicki (Rick) Berry of Winchester, Ky.; his second family at Family Pharmacy, and a host of loving nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, August 5, at First Baptist Church of Belfry with Joey Kennedy officiating. Entombment will follow at Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy, Ky., with Josh Leonard, George Cox, Bob Kennedy, Alex Anderson, Kevin Bartram and Donnie Barnett serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m. at the church.

Online condolences at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home at Belfry, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.