Edgar Franklin “Ed” Barnette Jr.

Posted at 11:12 PM on May 10, 2019


Edgar Franklin “Ed” Barnette Jr. died on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Ed was born October 20, 1952, in Iredell County to the late Edgar F. Barnette Sr. and Emma Fern Henderson Barnette. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Barnette, and two sisters, Chubby Barnette and Sandra Millsaps.

Ed graduated from North Iredell High School and had been a warehouse manager for Southeastern Concrete. He loved his family and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Two things he enjoyed most were his Harley Davidson and his John Deere tractor.

On May 2, 1971, Ed married Barbara “Cricket” Anderson Barnette, who survives. He is also survived by two sons, Eddie Barnette III and wife Heather, and Shane Barnette and wife Erica; five grandchildren, Jayme, Kaitlyn, Dylan, Kylie and Gavin Barnette; three great-grandchildren, Rylee and Tucker Wireman and Emma Solis-Barnette; a sister, Shara McDaniel; and three brothers, Michael Barnette, Robert Barnette and Roger Barnette; along with several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, May 13, 2019, at 6 p.m. at South River Baptist Church with Dr. Chris Thompson officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the service.

The family requests that no flowers be sent but instead memorials be given to the Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the Barnette family.

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