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Woodworker will be missed on Fayetteville downtown square when Farmers' market opens in spring

Barnett, Philip
December 25, 2012click to collapse contents

Philip Barnett
December 25, 2012

Philip Lewis Barnett, 61, died Christmas morning. He was born in Elm Springs, Arkansas, graduated from Springdale High School and attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. During his lifetime he was a farmer, a machinist, a health care worker, owner of wholesale greenhouses, a video rental store, and a lawn-care business. When he retired, he spent his time fishing, reading, taking care of his yard and woodworking. He was a member of the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market where he sold his woodcarvings on the square. However, selling his woodcarvings was just an excuse for meeting and talking to the folks who came to the market. Phil had the look of a big rugged mountain man and the heart of a teddy bear. He will be missed by his wife Cassandra, his son Max, his sister Pearl Hamm, his sister Dot and brother-in-law Jack Tickner, his brother Bob and sister-in-law Bonnie Barnett, his brother Tom and sister-in-law Betty Barnett, his brother Jerry and sister-in-law Dona Barnett, a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and other in-laws. A memorial service is being planned and details will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to the Fayetteville Public Library or the Philip and Cassandra Barnett Medical Account at the Bank of Fayetteville are welcome. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home & Memorial Crematory, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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