ODESSA --- Kim Barnett, 54 years old, passed away, Sunday, June 11, 2006 at Presbyterian Hospital in Denton. He was born October 9, 1951 in Odessa to his parents, William D. & Fern Ball Barnett.
Kim graduated from Odessa High School in 1970, where he was a member of the FFA. He attended Tarleton State University and Odessa College, receiving an associate's degree in Safety Engineering. He was employed by El Paso Products and Amoco for a number of years. At the time of his death, he was the Safety Director for Pioneer Drilling and was a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Kim was ordained as a deacon at First Baptist Church of Odessa where he also served as a Bible Drill leader and director for the College Sunday School department. After moving to the Denton area, he was a member of Southmont Baptist Church in Denton. He married Kathy Fanning August 26, 1972 in Goldsmith.
Kim was a loving husband, faithful father, committed friend, and playful "Big Dog". He is survived by his wife, Kathy Barnett of Krum, his mother, Fern Barnett of Odessa, his son and daughter in law Kris & Kelly Barnett of Fort Worth, his daughter and son in law, Kyla Jo & Zach Kincaid of Wylie, three grandchildren, Kenzie Barnett, Karsen Barnett, and Brianna Kincaid, and another Kincaid grandchild due in November, father-in-law Bartley D. Fanning and wife, Helen of Odessa, sister-in-law, Terri Pace and husband Glyn, sister-in-law, Mava Smith and husband, Mike, and 5 nieces, Stephanie Jones of Midland, Stacie Smith of Lubbock, Melody Pace of Austin, Amy Pace of Austin, and Kathy Pace of Lubbock, and five great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Kris Barnett and Rev. Johnny Young officiating. Private burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens will proceed the service. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.