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December 07th, 2021

bryan barnettBryan Tate Barnett was born in Hays, on Dec. 23, 1964, to Bill and Sondra (Wark) Barnett. He went home to be with the Lord at the age of 56, on Nov.14, 2021, at the University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.

Bryan grew up on a farm north of Gem, and learned the principles of hard work and family values. He worked for a number of farmers around this area. He graduated from Colby High School. He had a passion for flying and earned his private pilot’s license at the age of16. After graduation, he moved to Florida, working in food service while he attended F.I.T. flight school. He served in the U.S. Marines and afterward, stayed and worked as a salesman in North Carolina. He was also involved in street ministry while there.

He returned to Kansas and married Lori Homer in 1995. He became a father to her two sons and two more sons were born to this union.

Following the death of his father, Bryan and two of his brothers became the pastors at Christian Heritage Church in Liberal.

Bryan worked in the construction business, jointly forming Barnett Home Improvements with two of his brothers. As a man of vision, he helped to create many attractive renovations. He was a general contractor and built several houses. He had a trucking business that was growing at the time of his passing.

Bryan was very involved in ministry of any kind. He was an ordained minister of the Pentecostal Holiness. He served as Youth Pastor in both Word of Life Church in Liberal, and Seeds of Hope Church in Sublette. He was involved with the Ministerial Alliance in Liberal and was the first Police Chaplain there. Bryan loved music and was the sound and lighting technician for many different groups & bands. He was the director of the Light House Ministry and performed and directed worship sets, block parties and other Christian events. One of his favorite ministry outlets was the Tribe of Judah Motorcycle Ministry and he served as president of the El Paso branch. He held a full patch with them.

Bryan was a free spirit who colorfully wrote his own story, filling each chapter of his life to the fullest. His adventures were defined by his larger-than-life personality, his sense of humor and his giving heart. He took on the role of father and mentor to many in his life, with a determination to help, and with a passion to share his abiding faith in God. He was a devoted and faithful Christian and an active member of Grace Christian Center in El Paso.

Bryan was preceded in death by his father Bill; grandparents, Ralph and Velma Barnett and Lawrence and Hulda Wark and step-son Mitchel Franz.

He is survived by his wife Carmen of the home; sons Elijah (Ashley) Barnett, Moses Lake, WA and Joshua Barnett, Moses Lake, WA; his mother Sondra Dahl and step-father Jay Dahl,  Rexford, KS; his brothers, Todd (Mandy)Barnett, Azle, TX; Scott (Vicki) Barnett, Wichita, KS and Cory (Tessy)  Barnett, Liberal, KS; his sister Shalom(Jason) Schuldt, Pretty Prairie, KS;  step-children Matthew (Rachel) Franz, Moses Lake, WA; Luis Alberto (Magda Loya) and their children: Eduardo Loya and Ingrid Loya Chihuahua, Mexico; Laura Rocio (Alfredo García) and their children: Gael Garcia and Elías García Chihuahua, Mexico; Jorge Alejandro (Anahí Loya) and their children: Alejandro Loya and Arianna Loya Chihuahua, Mexico; step-siblings, Tina (Jon) Anderson,Goodland, KS, Tim Dahl, Rexford. KS and Linda (Bob) Dunn, Topeka, KS; 24 nieces& nephews, 13 great nieces & nephews, many extended family members, anda host of friends.

• Celebrations to honor Bryan’s life will be at 6:00 p.m. MST, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at Grace Christian Center in El Paso, TX, and at 10:30 a.m. CST, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at College Drive Assembly of God in Colby, KS. 

His final resting place will be beside his father at Beulah Cemetery in Colby. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Machine Gun Preacher, at, or to an orphanage in Mexico, which Bryan supported, by texting "Give" to 844-935-3370 or sending checks to Family Destiny, PO Box 557, Liberal KS 67901. 

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