FORT GIBSON – Billy Ray Barnett Jr., 42, was born Oct. 2, 1972, on a Naval Base in Keflavik, Iceland, to Billy Ray Barnett Sr. and Patricia Ann (Murray) Barnett. Billy went to be with our heavenly father Monday, May 11, 2015, in Tahlequah. He attended Muskogee Public Schools and pursued a lifelong career in horticulture. Beginning with Buckaroo Nursery and Sturdivant Landscape and Design, he moved onto open his own business, Barnett Landscape and Irrigation. After moving to Tahlequah, he continued honing his craft while on staff at Northeastern State University for the next 10 years and later at Park Hill Nursery. He enjoyed freelance landscaping jobs with his family and teaching his boys the trade. He also loved drawing, old country music, playing acoustic guitar and singing. But, being a father to his three boys was his greatest joy. He loved taking them camping and fishing. He doted on his children’s academic achievements and their participation in sports. Billy leaves behind to cherish his memory, his father,; Billy R. Barnett Sr. of Fort Gibson; children, Harley Ray Barnett of Fort Gibson, Carl Gene Barnett of Tahlequah and Billy Ray Barnett III of Tahlequah; sisters, Christina Barnett of Muskogee, and Victoria Quaid of Broken Arrow; spouse, Carla Jean Barnett of Tahlequah; niece, Autumn Elaine Barnett of Tulsa; neph-ews, Aaron Keith Barnett of Muskogee, Jeremy Quaid and Josh Quaid both of Tulsa; great niece, Elani Faye Barnett of Tulsa; along with numerous of other family members and a host of friends. A memorial service celebrating the life of Billy will be held Wednesday, May 20, at 10 a.m. in the Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Gibson. Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com. The family of Billy Ray Barnett Jr. has entrusted his services and cremation to Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1224 E. Poplar Fort Gibson, 918-478-2555.
Published on  May 19, 2015