Rev. Duane Burden, assisted by Rev. Lester Watson, officiated at the services. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Barnwell died on Thursday, March 1, 2007, at 1:50 p.m., at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., following a long illness.
Mr. Barnwell was born on December 17, 1942, in Hopkins County. He was the son of the late Lee and Pauline Averitt Barnwell.
Mr. Barnwell was a retired Coal Miner; a graduate of Murray State University; a Kentucky Colonel; a veteran of the U.S. Army; and was a member of Midway Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Shea Barnwell.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Crocker Barnwell of Princeton; a son, John Barnwell, II, of Caldwell County; step son and wife, Mike and Susan Crocker of Caldwell County; step-daughter and husband, Renee and Bill Clift of Caldwell County; a brother, Bill Thomas of Beaver Dam; and four sisters, Mahalie Bradford of Arizona, Alverda Jones, of Louisville, and JoAnn Ashby of Madisonville; a sister, Bobi Todd of Madisonville; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905, or Gideon’s International, c/o David Mitchell, 9275 Cadiz Road, Princeton, KY 42445.