Emmett Magee Barnard
December 2, 1945 – July 8, 2018
Rev. Emmett Barnard died July 8, 2018. He was born to Doc and Minnie Wray Barnard on December 2, 1945 in Waco, Texas. Emmett pastored several churches in the Permian Basin. He was chaplain at Odessa Regional Hospital for 7 years and was a hospice chaplain for 17 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, and his dear dog, Doc. He is survived by his wife, Annette Barnard of Odessa, son, Rutilo Barnard of Andrews, son, Jerry Barnard of San Antonio, brother, Dr. Life Barnard and his wife, Virginia of Lubbock, sister, Dianna Pickens and her husband, Ace of Austin, five grandsons, one granddaughter, & three nieces. There will be no visitation and no funeral service. There will be a private burial.
Emmett Magee Barnard
July 13, 2018
LORD, PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE TO EMMETT, EVEN THOUGH HE HAS NO NEED TO WORRY OF THIS WORLD ANY LONGER, PLEASE TELL HIM FOR ME: "EMMETT, YOU TOUCHED MY LIFE IN MANY UNEXPECTED WAYS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP, PRAYERS, & ENCOURAGEMENT. YOU WERE SUCH A BLESSING TO WORK WITH AND TALK TO. WHEN I FIRST WENT TO WORK AT HH YOU WELCOMED ME BY TAKING ME TO EAT AT A SOUTHERN CAFE CLOSE TO TEXAS STREET ON OUR LUNCH BREAK. I ADOPTED YOU AS MY PAPA FILL IN RIGHT AWAY. YOU BLESSED A LOT OF PEOPLE. YOU PUT SMILES ON PEOPLES FACES. YOU WERE A TRUE SERVANT. YOU GAVE A LOT OF YOUR TIME FOR "THE CALL". I LOVED EATING YOUR VELVEETA FUDGE, GREEN TOMATO PIE. I STILL HAVE YOUR CREATIONS: THE GOLF BALL DOGS, THE HOSPICE HOUSE OLD PICKET FENCE CROSS IN MY LIVING ROOM, LICENSE PLATE DUST PAN, A CHRISTMAS BRACELET ANNETTE MADE, AND THE FORK AND SPOON WIND CHIME THAT I GAVE TO MY MOM. YOU WERE VERY CREATIVE AND HANDY. ALWAYS DOODLING AND MAKING THINGS. I MISS SEEING THE BENCHES YOU MADE AND PUT OUT ON YOUR STREET. I ENJOYED THE QUICK CHECKUP TEXTS WE WOULD SEND EACH OTHER THROUGH OUT THE YEARS. I WILL MISS OUR RANDOM LUNCHES WE HAD AS WELL AND HEARING THE STORIES OF YOUR FAMILY AND HOW YOU AND ANNETTE WOULD TRAVEL SINCE YOU KIND OF RETIRED. I, ALSO THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE BY WALKING THE U.S. FLAG ON JBS AND WHERE EVER ELSE YOU TOOK IT. YOU CAME TO MY RESCUE THE NIGHT AFTER THE RAIN PORED DOWN AND HELPED ME PATCH UP MY ROOF. YOU WERE A TRUE SERVANT I ADMIRED. TELL MY MOM HI AND I MISS HER TOO EVERYDAY. NO MORE PAIN FOR YOU, THOUGH. THAT IS WHAT WE WILL KEEP REMINDING OURSELVES WHEN WE WANT YOU TO BE BACK ON EARTH... WE ARE STILL HERE TO GO ON WITH OUT YOU 'UNTIL THE LORD SEES FIT TO CALL US HOME' TO SEE YOU AGAIN MY CARING FRIEND AND CHILD OF GOD WHO SAT AT THE LORD'S FEET THE MOMENT YOUR SPIRIT LEFT THIS WORLD...WHAT A SIGHT YOU ARE SEEING. "
ANNETTE, MAY YOU KNOW YOU ARE ON MY HEART AND MIND. KEEPING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS.
July 10, 2018
I was sadden to read you sprouted your wings an flew away. I had the pleasure of meeting Rev. Barnard when I worked at Odessa Regional. What a blessing he was to those who needed him for comfort an support. Dr. Barnard touched my family 10 years ago when my grandma was in Hospics House an that morning my momma had ask to see a chaplin an he was the one on call. They talked, prayed an he sang I Fly Away. It wasn't long an she went home to our Lord. The most recent memory is he came to my momma home an she purchased a ramp he had made. While visiting an a few laughs spoke of each other health issues he again sang I fly away for my momma. Dr. Barnard you will be missed by many whom you have touched my friend.. Fly High Angel.