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Dennis Barnette

October 18, 1947 ~ April 8, 2022 (age 74)


Dennis Monroe Barnette passed away on Friday, April 8, 2022 at the age of 74, in his hometown of Haw River, NC. He was born October 18, 1947 to Morris Edward Barnett and Vera Lake Woods Barnett.

Dennis attended Eastern Alamance High School before leaving to join the Army in 1964. He served in the Army for 6 years in Vicenza, Italy. He enjoyed his work as a Shriner clown. He was known as Uncle Witty to all the children who adored him. He volunteered many hours as a mentor for Big Brothers, and for the Veteran Affairs in Pittsburg, PA where he lived most of his life. 

He was a great conversationalist; always eager to learn about new things. He was an entrepreneur; he owned his own construction business for many years. He was an avid reader, explorer, traveler, and most importantly to him, he was a musician - a self-proclaimed American singer/songwriter.  

During his lifetime, he was married to two beautiful, intelligent women. In his later years, he returned home to his family in Haw River, NC. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Craig Barnett. He is survived by his brothers, Morris E. Barnett, Jr. “Bucket”, and Ronald (Vickey) Barnett; nieces Rhonda VanDusen and Cynthia (Max) Greer; several great nieces and nephews; and many dear cousins.  

Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 22, 2022 at 2:00pm at Haw River United Methodist Church.  

Cremation arrangements entrusted to Piedmont Cremation & Funeral Service of Graham, NC. 

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