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2011-10-27 / Obituaries

William “Willie” Lester Barnett

December 4, 1951 - October 19, 2011

William “ Willie” Lester Barnett was born on December 4, 1951 in Midland, Texas to William Joseph & Bobbye Jean (Garrett) Barnett. Willie loved the oilfield and worked in it all of his life. He enjoyed fishing and loved his grandchildren. He was always joking around with others and eating hot stuff such as habanera peppers. He also made his own hot sauce.

Willie died during the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the Cornerstone Hospital in Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Carrie Cecil.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Schmidt of Giddings, Crystal & John Wheeler of Hawaii and Michelle & Robert Blake of Brownwood; one brother, Bobby Dale & Loxie Lee Huffstuttler of Burnet; seven grandchildren, Colby, Cordell, Austin, Breanna, Brandon, Zakary and Brittney, as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial services will be held at the Circle W Restaurant in Giddings, Texas on Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

Memorials may be made to the Lee County Cancer Resource Center, 165 West Austin Street, Giddings, Texas 78942.

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