Barney Barnhart

Barney Barnhart

Barney Barnhart, 78, of Anna, went home to be with his Lord, with loved ones by his side, on Dec. 30, 2021, at Owensboro Regional Hospital in Owensboro, Ky.

He was born on Aug. 14, 1943, in Jonesboro, the son of William and Ruth Turner Barnhart in Jonesboro.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. 

Mr. Barnhart worked as a truck driver and retired from Jordan Trucking. In his early years, he worked as an operating engineer out of Local 318. 

With Barney, what you see is what you get. He was always a man of his word and loved to make others smile and laugh. 

Barney loved music and was the lead guitarist and banjo player for the country music and bluegrass bands.  

He loved to smoke meat and play bluegrass music to pass the time. He was a selfless man who always put others needs before his own. 

Barney was an amazing husband and father who provided for his family his entire life.

Survivors include his son, Daniel Barnhart; a daughter, Tammy Barnhart; a sister, Jenny Bridgeman; grandsons Zach Barnhart, Ryan Hansil and Jeremi Poe; great-grandchildren Addilyn Barnhart, Riley Hennis, Jayci Poe and Kadence Poe; a sister-in-law, Sarah Barnhart; nephews Mike Barnhart, Dave Etherton and Chuck (Belinda) Barnhart; nieces Cindy (Shorty) Elledge, Becky (Steve) Fornear and Jackie Etherton; and many other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce (Vines) Barnhart; his father, William Barnhart; his mother, Ruth Barnhart; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Edna Vines; a sister, Patsy Etherton; a brother, William Barnhart; sisters-in-law Linda Vines and Virginia Adams; and a niece, Candy Barnhart. 

Visitation was from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Harvest Church in Anna. 

Funeral services were at the church immediately following visitation. Interment was in Ebenezer Hall Cemetery. 

Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

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