Roland L. Barnett

Oct 4, 2015

May 30, 1980 — Feb. 11, 2008

NORWALK — Roland L. Barnett, 27, of Norwalk, died Monday at his home. 

He was born May 30, 1980 in Grundy, Va. to Earl and Pauline (Wheeler) Barnett. He had been a Willard resident for about seven years before moving to Norwalk for the past three years.

He enjoyed going to church when he had a way to go, fishing, playing guitar, singing, karaoke, playing basketball, playing video games and going out to eat.

He is survived by his father, Earl Barnett Jr. of North Carolina; mother, Pauline Barnett; brothers, Sammy Barnett of Willard, Earl Barnett Jr. III of Columbus and Lloyd Barnett of North Carolina; a sister, Crissie Ann (Barnett) Parker of Squire, W.Va; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ethel Murphy and Earl Barnett Sr.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler; great-grandparents, Ora and Richard Short; uncles, Eddie Dean Barnett and John Murphy Jr.; and a special aunt and uncle, Dicie and Willie Barnett.

Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Freewill Baptist Church on Keefer Street, where a service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Ronald Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, New Haven. 

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