Dillard E. Barnett

April 17, 1941 ~ April 14, 2019 (age 77)


Dillard E. Barnett, 77 left this earth on April 14, 2019 to join his Lord and Savior. Graveside services will be held on April 19, 2019 at 2:30pm at the Little Chapel by the Lake, Colonial Gardens Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service. Bob Bryant, Pastor of Cypress Valley Bible Church will conduct the service. Dillard was a member Cypress Valley for over 29 years along with his wife, Dorothy. He and his wife loved working with the children until health no longer allowed them.

Dillard was a 30 year employee of Southwestern Bell which later became AT&T. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968 doing one tour of duty in Vietnam. Dillard was an avid fisherman who loved spending time on Cross Lake catching those large catfish. He also loved hunting and raising tomatoes.

Born on April 17, 1941, the youngest of 8 children to Burry Cheston Barnett and Beatrice Dorsett Barnett, Dillard spent his early childhood days in Logan and later in Waskom where he graduated from Waskom High School. He was preceded in death by his parents; 7 brothers and sisters; his first wife, Linda, and precious son, Cheston Andrew Barnett.

On April 15, 1989 he married Dorothy Weaver. Survivors include his wife; stepdaughter, Ellen Canty and husband Mike; stepson, Eddy Murph; grandson, Jackson Hudec; nieces, Beverly Lewis and Susan Allen and husband, Everitt.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of Christus Good Shepherd in both Marshall and Longview and the staff of Select Hospital for the care given to him. They would also like to thank Dr. Charles Martin and Dr. Y.N. Pham for long hours spent helping make Dillard's life as comfortable as possible. We would also like to thank Angie Fyffe and Kiki McIntosh who were his devoted nurses and provided many hot meals; thank you to Flo and Dorothy who spent many hours helping and thank you also to his devoted care givers from Heart to Heart Hospice, Charmane, Juanita, Ariel and Missy.

In lieu of flowers, his family would like for donations to be made to the teen department of Cypress Valley Bible Church for camp expenses. On-line condolences may be offered at

Cemetery Details

Colonial Gardens Cemetery

Marshall, TX,


APR 19. 2:00 PM

Colonial Gardens Cemetery

Marshall, TX


APR 19. 2:30 PM

Colonial Gardens Cemetery

Marshall, TX

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