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Donald Barnett

Donald C. Barnett

Thursday, September 8th, 1932 - Saturday, July 20th, 2019
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Obituary

Donald C. Barnett, 86 of Denver, Pennsylvania, went to be with the Lord.
Don was born September 8, 1932 to the late Clark and Meda (Hess) Barnett and was a direct descendant of John M. and Cornelia Chase.
Don graduated from Clearfield High School in 1952 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served at White Sands Proving Grounds, New Mexico, he worked on the Missile Project during the Cuban Missile Crisis where he was involved in design, development, launch and recovery.
Don retired as owner/operator of Lancaster Truck Wash and most recently was owner/operator of Barnett Woods and was active up until his death. In previous years he worked for Reeses Land Clearing Co. which became Penn Lines where he was a partner, clearing power lines in Lancaster County and beyond. He also was owner/operator of Barnett Forest Products.
Don was born into the logging industry and loved the woods.
“Being in the woods was being home” for Don.
He volunteered at Landis Valley Museum where he provided demonstrations related to logging and also volunteered at the Gettysburg Cyclorama.
Don is survived by 3 daughters, Debra J. Varner of Pennsylvania, Kimberly J. Mitchell, wife of Gary Mitchell of Florida, and De’Ana R. Powers, wife of Phillip Powers of Pennsylvania; 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, sister, Marcia Slopey, 2 nephews and a niece.
Graveside service to be held at Mt. Zion Methodist Church, 3349 Zion Road, Olanta, PA, Friday, July 26th at 12:30 PM.
Memorial contributions in Don’s memory may be made to:
Letourneau University Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 7333, Longview, TX 75607
Mount Zion Methodist Church, 3349 Zion Road, Olanta, PA 16863
Living Hope Mennonite Church, 85 Mountain Road, Denver, PA 17517.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can also be given at gantdaily.com.
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    Mt. Zion Cemetery - Olanta
    Address
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    Olanta, PA
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Steve and Theresa Enck

Posted at 07:39pm
My husband met "Bart" at an auction. Little did both know that they were almost neighbors. The two became friends and shared many a conversation. We had the pleasure of touring his beautiful cabin and seeing some of his amazing wood works.Godspeed our dear friend until we meet again.
AJ

Aimee Jacobson

Posted at 05:51pm
Kim and Gary. Sorry for your lost. Sounds like he was a special person just like you . Jake's mom and dad are in the same cemetery. Are love is with you
RK

Randy S Kaylor

Posted at 08:57pm
His obit doesn’t mention that he was also a sprint car team owner, I was his driver, together we won many races and a championship together. I consider it my good fortune, and an honor to have known him. He is one of the finest men I have ever met! Godspeed my friend. Randy S Kaylor
 

Yvette Kaylor Posted at 09:49pm

Truly a great man and will be deeply missed!
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