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 www.eastlawnkingsport.com 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.