Eugene Lee Barnett, Jr.

April 17, 1932 - December 31, 2020

Eugene Lee Barnett, Jr., 88, of Lumberton, died Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. He was born on April 17, 1932, to Henrietta Piszcz Barnett and Eugene Lee Barnett, Sr., in Fall River, Massachusetts, and was a veteran of the United States Navy.

Survivors include his wife of 65 ½ years, Beryl Ann Barnett; sons, Keith Barnett and David Barnett and his wife, Kami; grandchildren, Abby Barnett of Houston; Megan Falgout and her husband, Matthew; Luke Barnett; and Max Barnett, all of Beaumont; and Jonathan Barnett of Lumberton; great-granddaughter, Hayden Falgout of Beaumont; and brother, Kenny Barnett.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Don Barnett; granddaughter, Caroline Barnett; and niece, Linda Barnett.

A gathering of Mr. Barnett’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 4, 2021, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow Haven of Rest Cemetery, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Texas Children’s Hospital Office of Philanthropy, Suite 5214, P.O. Box 300630, Houston, Texas 77230-0630.

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Haven of Rest Cemetery - Beaumont

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Funeral Service

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  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
  • 01/04/2021
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Don and Miss Barnet

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time


Love you Papa

Steve Thevenot

Gene was my childhood Santa Claus. He and my sister Beryl Ann always made Christmas special for us. Gene was a great brother in law. May he Rest In Peace.

John and Charlotte Bush

Heartfelt condolences go out to all the family during this time. May God comfort and bless you all. The last time I remember visiting with Gene was while caring for his well kept garden and showing off his skills. You will have all the time you need in Heaven Gene to grow bigger and better tomatoes...

Pati M Barnett

Gene was a good, kind and funny father in law. He loved giving me a cheap bottle of wine each year for Christmas and I loved returning that same bottle back to him on his birthday. When I found out I was pregnant with Abby I asked Gene what he wanted his grandfather name to be ? He said, “ I don’t know ...just not Pops.” Obviously, we named him Pops. Gene often talked about his mother with me and always commented how much I looked like her and later, as Megan got older, how much she looked like her...sans the blond hair. He loved to tell his bad jokes...and of course I would still laugh. Not because they were funny but because he was still telling the same ones. I used to tell him he was lucky that I still loved him after he asked me in the middle of labor when I was going to have another baby., and he wasn’t kidding. Only Gene could get away with that! He will be greatly missed by all his family but now he will dwell in the house of the Lord and no doubtGod has a beautiful home for him. Thanks for being a good grandfather to my children. Xoxo

Barbara Tommy Leicht

Gene was a long time good friend. We enjoyed many Barnett gatherings and was always very glad to visit with Gene. May His Soul Rest in Peace.

Wanda Prescott

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Mr Barnett will always be remembered for his head full of hair at his age, his green dumb and his jokes!

Jerry Yancey

Junior is what I knew him as from back in the 50's. Didn't get to know him until Eugene Sr passed away. Yes he could tell you stories just like his dad, my Uncle Eugene. It seems like his family has been through a lot but we are not given more than we can bear. Go be with God and your family.

Al & Ree Adams

You will be truly missed Gene. Condolences to all of his beautiful family, of whom he often spoke of and told stories about. His kind soul now rest in the Lord's house where he can garden and manicure his plants. Peace and glory are yours Gene, you've earned your wings my longtime friend.

Mark Roth

Gene was a fine Christian man. His collections were cool! He will be missed.

Susan strandberg

Very Ann and Family: Rich and I were very sorry to read about Gene. We still remember some of his corny jokes. What made them even funnier is that he always laughed at the punchlines and watched our shocked faces in the process! We will miss him. We are praying for you and your family. May God's peace be with you during this difficult time. Su-San and Rich Strandberg