Luke L Barnette Jr.

April 3, 1932January 21, 2013

Luke L. Barnette, Jr., age 80, of Kingsport, went home to be with the Lord, on Monday, January 21, 2013, at the Indian Path Medical Center. He was a native of Eidson, Tennessee, and the son of the late Luke Lee and Willie Ethel Barnett, Sr. Mr. Barnette retired from the grocery business. He was a member of North Kingsport Church of God. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Lynn Barnette and a brother, Benny Carl Barnett. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Zelda Barnette; son, Keith Barnette and wife Argelene; daughter, Leigh Ann Bridgman and husband Jeffrey; grandsons: Brian Jason Barnette and George Luke Barnette; brother, Donald Barnett and wife Sheila; sisters: Jimmie Stapleton and husband Carl and Peggy Allen, along with many cherished nieces, nephews and cousins; several beloved friends, neighbors and church family. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 24, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Dr. Timothy Owen and Rev. Wayne Baker, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Donnie Robertson, soloist and Jim Scott, pianist. Interment Services will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in East Lawn Memorial Park. Everyone is asked to assemble in the cemetery by 10:45 a.m. for the service. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Bourn, Vestel Coffey, Glenn Hurt, Jim Testerman, Harold Fitch, Kenneth Zollman, Bradley Alen, Robert W. Carroll and Jim Oaks. Please visit to leave a condolence for the family. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park is in charge of the arrangements and is honored to serve the Barnette family.


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Karen Pendleton Hicks

January 27, 2013

Mrs. Barnette: I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Barnette's passing. Please know that you and your entire family are in my prayer.

Mike Borders

January 26, 2013

I am saddened to hear of this but our loss is heaven's gain! Zelda, I kept you and Luke in my prayers often. I always enjoyed his smile and sense of humor and especially enjoyed ushering with him. May God comfort you through this is my prayer...

January 25, 2013

Zelda and Family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Luke.You all are in our prayers- Shirley L. Hutchins and Family

January 25, 2013

Zelda, Keith, and Leigh Ann, We don't have words to express our love for you and Luke. I guess the Lord had put you on our minds and hearts for the last few days. Always meaning to call but getting too busy to carry through. Zelda, I know your life won't be the same without Luke as his would not be the same without you. We still have not come to the place that we always understand the workings of God but one day he will explain it all to us and then we will understand. Luke was a great man and God needed another helper in getting heaven ready for the rest of us to enter into our eternal home. Know that you all will be in our prayers and that we love you as a part of our family. We just heard about Luke tonight and I tried to remember the last time I spoke with the two of you. We love you. Herbert, Jewel and Louella

Mabel Ramey

January 24, 2013

Thinking of the family during this difficult time

Cheryl Wilson

January 24, 2013

Zelda, Keith and Leigh Ann, please know that I love you and am so sorry about June. He was one of the best men I have ever known and I loved him too. My love and prayers are with all of you. Cheryl Wilson

Sherry Blair

January 24, 2013

Zelda, I am so sorry to hear of Luke's death. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Luke was such a nice person, and he will be sincerely missed.

Carol Owens

January 24, 2013

Zelda, I was so sorry to hear about Luke's death. I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. After 61 years of marriage, this will be quite an adjustment for you but I know that you are a very strong lady.
Love, Carol

Shannon Wilson

January 23, 2013

I think of Luke and Zelda as my TN parents. Luke has always welcomed me and my family to entrude on their special occasions, and make me feel a part of their family and for that I am grateful.

My prayers, thoughts, and love go out to the Barnette family.

Love and light,
Jim, Shannon, and Haven

Brendan Lawson

January 23, 2013

Prayers and condolences go out to the Barnette family from Scott Lawson's son Brendan