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Frank Barnett
1949 - 2023

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Franklin Furnace – Frank Barnett, 73, of Powellsville, went home to be with our Lord April 21, 2023, at home after a brief illness.

Frank was born September 4, 1949, on Disterdick Road, Franklin Furnace to Oran and Doll (Gullett) Barnett.

Frank loved attending Powellsville School where a lifetime of working with children in education and sports began. In his senior year, 1967, at Green High School he received honors as All County First team and Tri-County First team in basketball. He was elected most valuable player that year, placing second in the County in scoring.

Frank attended Marshall University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Education degree followed by a Masters of Education degree at Xavier University. He was employed as a History/Physical Education teacher at Green High School. He continued on to teach O.W.A. He coached High School sports both basketball and football. He was so proud to be elected to the Green High School Alumni Hall of fame. He was honored to finish as Green’s Superintendent. Go Bobcats!

Frank most enjoyed working in his garden growing fruits and vegetables and sharing the bounty with friends, family and neighbors. Some of his favorite sayings while visiting family would be, “what are you doing?”, “I’ll help set this aside,” and “that little job.”

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Janet Darby, Lyda Scarberry, and his brother, J.B. Barnett.

Left behind to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Linda (Otworth) Barnett, whom he married August 21, 1976; their son, Jeb Barnett, brother, Rick (Pam) Barnett, sisters, Faye (Roy) Jenkins, Barbara (Don) Phipps, Deloris (Dave) Howard, and brother-in-law, Jack Scarberry.

Visitation will be at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home, Wheelersburg, Thursday, April 27th, 5-8 and funeral Friday, April 28th 11 A.M., at his wife’s church, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Wheelersburg with burial at Memorial Burial Park, Wheelersburg. A mercy meal at St. Peters Church will follow the burial.



Tuesday April 25, 2023


Linda I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all. Frank was a great man. GG

Tuesday April 25, 2023

Janet Sampson

Linda and Jeb, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you both. Frank was a great man.

Tuesday April 25, 2023

Wayne and Angela Coriell

Sorry to hear about Franks passing. He was always a fine neighbor. He will be missed.

Tuesday April 25, 2023

Suzie Keller

Dear Linda & Jeb, my heart aches as I know the loss you are feeling. I will always cherish my interactions with Frank and all of the wisdom he shared and I gained from working with him. To me he was always and honest and fair man.

Tuesday April 25, 2023

Gary & Lynn Dyer

Our deepest condolences Linda, Jen and whole family! May the peace of God carry you through this time of loss!

Tuesday April 25, 2023

Jeff Patton

My sincerest Condolences! Prayer's 🙏🙏🙏 Sent

Tuesday April 25, 2023

Leslie Turner

I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Tuesday April 25, 2023

Leslie Turner

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Monday April 24, 2023

Gary, Carol McClung Sr.

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for Linda, Jeb and Family

Monday April 24, 2023

Brian mccallister

Frank was a swell gentleman, treated everyone good. He always treated me with dignity and respect as a employee. He was sensible and done his job very well. My condolences to his family.


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