OBITUARY

R D Barnett

February 3, 1948June 6, 2021

R D (Don) Barnett, age 73, of The Woodlands, Texas, passed away on June 6th, 2021. He was born in Idabel, Oklahoma on February 3rd, 1948. He grew up amongst a large extended Native American family, both Central Cherokee and Choctaw, roaming the hills along the Glover River.

He attended school in Wright City where he was known as a star athlete in basketball. Afterward, Don entered the US Army, where he spent time stationed in Germany and achieved rank as a specialist in the Special Forces. Later he was married to Rosalie, and this year would have been their 50th anniversary. Don was a very gifted carpenter/builder and had an over 40yr career in construction.

Don was a member of St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. He was a lifelong Christian who lived out his faith by serving others. For Don, family meant everything and he spent his life serving and staying connected to them, always sharing his Christian values, Native American heritage, and cheerful humour.

He is preceded by his daughter, Katrina Marie. He is survived by his wife Rosalie, son Aaron, daughter-in-law Linda, son-in-law Nathan, his brother Tony, and sister Sandy. He had five grandchildren, Sarah, Stevie, Taylor, RaeLynn, Jonathan who he loved so much. He had many nieces, nephews and cousins who will miss him. R D Barnett will be missed ever so dearly and we love him forever.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Memories

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Becke Peter-Good

June 16, 2021

After Donnie and I found each other on Facebook, I told him how difficult the process had been in my search.
He said, "You never knew me as "RD" but that's my real name; but Granny (Peters) said I didn't look like an 'RD.' She said I looked like a 'Donnie' and it stuck.'
My heart rejoices because of the time though abbreviated, that Donnie and I were blessed to reconnect.
He was so precious to me - He said I was always pretty! Imagine that!

Jacqueline Stout

June 16, 2021

I am “Donnie’s” first cousin. I spent a lot of time with him and his brother as children. One of the things we played was church. My Dad, who was a Pastor, had given Donnie one of his old neckties. Donnie was always the “preacher” and always wore that tie when we played church. Time cannot erase the wonderful memories I have of time spent with them or the love they showed me. I pray God’s comfort for his family.

Steven Peters

June 9, 2021

When we were kids we did roam the country side hunting rabbits! He taught me how to shoot! We were hunting one day and I spotted a few baby pigs and before I could move big mama hog came charging at me. Backing up I almost stumbled on a big rock which I picked up and knocked mama sou out cold. Donnie climbed a tree! I thought I had killed the mama hog but he assured me she was just knocked out. We had so much fun back then! I really enjoyed my time with him!

Nathan Marx

June 9, 2021

Memories of our trips to Hochatown and Broken Bow Lake in Oklahoma!

Nathan Marx

June 9, 2021

Christmas memories!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY