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.
Memorial gifts may be sent to the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.