In memory of
BARNETT, Duane Duane Alfred Barnett MD beloved Christian husband, father, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend stepped into heaven on Oct 24, 2020 peacefully at home with his wife at his side. He was 94. Duane was born in 1926 in Fort Supply, Oklahoma to Ples and Pearl Barnett. His family moved in the 1930's and homesteaded the Barnett farm with wheat and cattle in the Paruna, OK region. He was enlisted in the US Navy and then attended Oklahoma University for both undergraduate, medical school and residency in Oklahoma City. He met and married Joan Vineyard in 1953 at First Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. They celebrated 66 years of marriage and have four children, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. He practiced as a general surgeon for more than 25 years at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Temple, Texas and for six years at the VA hospital in Amarillo, Texas until 1988. They moved to Dallas Texas where he continued practicing at UT Southwestern and Parkland Hospital until 1994. Dr. Barnett prayed before surgeries for God's guidance, encouraged medical students and trained surgical residents throughout his career. He officially retired from medicine at 88 years of age. He was a member of the Fellowship of American College of Surgeons, FACS, throughout his career. He was also a member of University of Texas System Chancellor council. He created a Barnett Endowment Scholarship with the University of Texas Health Science Center. A visit to the Barnett's home often included his sharing pictures and stories of his removing lipomas. Once he even removed a church friend's cyst in between Sunday School class and then proceeded to sing in the church's choir. He is survived by his loving wife, Joan Barnett, of 66 years of marriage. His legacy will be carried on through the lives of his son, Barry Barnett of Humble, TX and his wife Kim, their son, Preston, and his wife, Rachel, and great-grandson, Ezra. Also carrying on his love and compassion are his three daughters: Jana, Amy, and Julie. Jana Wallour of Pensacola, FL and her husband, John, have 4 children: Kelsey, Amber Johnson and her husband Chad, Heidi, and Lafe. Amy Jones of Arlington TX and her husband, Sam, have two children: Zach Jones and wife Brooke, and Stephanie Byrd and husband, Michael, with great-granddaughter, Hadley, and great- grandson due in Nov. Julie Barnett lives in San Antonio, TX. Julie coordinated two years of collaborative work with her Dad in the UT Health San Antonio Physical Therapy cadaver lab teaching doctorate PT students when he was 88 years old. Dr. Duane A. Barnett loved the practice of surgery almost as much as singing in church choirs and classical music. He was well known for his gracious financial generosity to their church, education, and medical association. He volunteered at Brother Bill Helping Hand Community Healthcare Clinic. He and Joan served in India for a medical mission tenure. He was also fond of telling jokes as well as gifting iris flowers to family members. He was inspired and calmed by classical music, even in his final days. The family is extremely grateful to Jennifer Satery and her Home Care Assistance of Dallas team of caretakers as well as the Ardent Hospice team for providing compassionate and competent care throughout. Dr. Barnett was passionate about medicine, teaching and research; hence, he donated his body and brain to the UT Southwestern Willed Body Program. A Memorial Service will be held Nov 23, 2020 at Park Cities Baptist Church in the Ellis Chapel at 11:00 am. The service will be livestreamed at www.pcbcspecialevents.online.church. Social distancing and masks required. In lieu of flowers, financial donations can be made in honor of Dr. Duane Barnett. The link can be found at UT Southwestern Medical School https://engage.utsouthwestern.edu/ways-to-give or to Park Cities Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir Music Ministry at https://www.pcbc.org/give/ .
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