Willie Barnett Obituary (1947 – 2022) – Opelika, AL

Willie George “Poopee” Barnett

March 4, 1947 – January 23, 2022

Funeral services for Willie Barnett, 74, of Opelika, AL, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 29, 2022, at St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 1335 Auburn Street, Opelika, AL 36801 with interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Reverend LW Booker will officiate.

Mr. Barnett, who died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, at his home in Opelika, AL, was born March 4, 1947, in Calhoun County, Alabama.

The public viewing will take place on Friday, January 28, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Face covering required) Mr. Barnett will rest in repose at the church one hour before the service.

He leaves his memory to be cherished: a devoted wife, Peggy Barnett of Opelika, AL; three children, Adrieene Barnett, Keisha Barnett and Kimoki (Kelvin) Barnett-Walton, all of Opelika, AL; eleven grandchildren, Jamiya Carr, Shaquala Walton, Shar’Ida Evans, Xavier Evans, Ahmad Walton, Kingston Walton, Jaylon Carr, Akireya Barnett, Christian Walker, London Walton and Princeton Walker; two sisters-in-law, Calvie Barnett and Belinda Spivey, both of Opelika, AL; two brothers-in-law, Ronald Spivey (Selma Billingsley) and Brady Spivey both of Opelika, AL; godmother, Jessie Mae Pollard of Opelika, AL; two godchildren, Brandon Foster and Gregory Cannon both of Opelika, AL; five goddaughters, Frances Cooks of Columbus, GA, Sherri Reese, Opelika, AL, Angela Knight of Atlanta, GA, Falanda Maddox of Auburn, AL, April Chester of Smiths, AL and Bridget “Faith” (Tim) Jackson of Phoenix City, AL; two best friends Jordan Bostick of Auburn, AL, Eddie Robinson (Brenda Jones) of Salem, AL; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church members and friends.

Harris Funeral Home directs – www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.com to view and sign the register.

Published by The Opelika-Auburn News on January 28, 2022.

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