Ronald David Barnette
Ronald David Barnette
  • January 29, 1939 - February 2, 2015
  • Morganton, North Carolina

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Mr. Ronald David Barnette, age 76, of Morganton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 2, 2015. Ronald was born to the late Riley Festus Barnette and Gladys Wilkie Barnette on January 29, 1939 in Cleveland County.

Ronald was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. He also was a classic car enthusiast, having won numerous competitions over the years. Ronald Was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed.

Along with his parents, Ronald is preceded in death by a brother, Ricky Barnette.

Those left behind to cherish Ronald's memory include his wife of 50 years, Betty Barnette of the home; a son, David Barnette and his wife, Karen of Clayton; a granddaughter, Carey Barnette of Clayton; and two sisters, Relda Pless and her husband William and Billie Smith and her husband Ernest, both of Morganton. Also surviving are numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with Dr. Dewey Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Grace Hospital for their outstanding care, and their church family at Pleasant Ridge for their love and support.

Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton has the honor of serving the Barnette family.

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