In loving memory of

Roy Douglas Barnett
January 15, 1937 - January 11, 2021

On Monday, January 11, 2021, Roy Douglas Barnett of Cumming, Georgia, loving husband, devoted father, and Papaw went to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 83. Roy was the son of the late Curt Barnett and the late Mary Profitt Barnett of Frankfort, Kentucky. Roy was born January 15, 1937 in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, the baby of five children. Roy married Eleanor Jane Sanderson Barnett on March 26, 1955 and they had three children together, Janie Carol Burnette, Peggy Sue Blankenship, and Roy Douglas Barnett II. Roy was a devoted Christian man, Deacon and shared his love for the Lord with all those around him. He was instrumental in developing Sunday Schools and many other religious programs to share God's word. Roy enjoyed attending church, fishing and spending time with his family. Roy will be remembered for his loving nature, knowledge of God's word, sense of humor and contagious smile.

In addition to his parents, Roy is preceded in death by his siblings, Harold Barnett, Carold Barnett, Tressie Choate, and son-in-law, Gary Burnette. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eleanor Jane Barnett, and his children, Janie Carol Burnette, Peggy Sue Blankenship, and Roy Douglas Barnett II; daughter-in-law, Lesa Watson Barnett; and sister, Erma Cook. Roy is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren, Allen and JoAnna Robinson, Amanda and Robert Whitten and children, Sarah Stonecipher and children, Jacob and Alex Barnett, Haleigh and Andrew Warbington, and Zachary Barnett. Roy leaves behind many other extended relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 16, at 11:00 a.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jason Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Sawnee View Gardens. Service can be viewed at

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday the hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Roy's name to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or at

Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory, 210 Ingram Ave; Cumming, GA is in charge of the arrangements.


Donna Heinzelmann wrote on Jan 15, 2021:

"Janie, sending prayers and hugs to you and your Mom. You have been through so much. I am so very sorry for the loss of Zek, Gary and your Dad."

Bobbie and Skip wrote on Jan 13, 2021:

"Janie and family- There are no words to describe how sad we are feeling for all of you. Roy was a special person, beloved husband and father and most of all he loved God. We both will miss him knowing that he is gone, but Heaven is a more beautiful place now...we send our love, comfort and peace to all of you. Skip and Bobbie"

David Rollins wrote on Jan 13, 2021:

"I'm sorry to hear the news about Roy. He was a good Christian man.That I worked with in the school system. He taught me about Jesus, the job and life in general. Love you and will see you again Brother. Praying for the Family. David Rollins. "

Amanda Whitten wrote on Jan 13, 2021:

"Papa, I know there?s no more suffering and no more pain. You lived a beautiful happy life. Don?t you worry, we are taking great care of Nanny down here until she meets you at those pearly gates. I love you so much, thank you for being an amazing Grandfather and most the time the Father figure I needed to guide me. You will be missed and are loved so much. "