William Noland Barnett

William Noland Barnett


Passed: Monday, May 26, 2014
Funeral: Thursday, May 29, 2014

Age: 86
Location: Duncan

William Nolan Barnett, 86, formerly of Duncan, died May 26, 2014.

A native of Greenville County, son of the late William C. and Inez Lynn Barnett, a 1951 graduate of Clemson College, he received a Masters Degree from the University of South Carolina, founder and past president of Barnett Nurseries, Inc., a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was a teacher at Lewisville High School from 1954-1956, and at James F. Byrnes High School from 1956-1970. He served as a former assistant to the superintendent of District Five Schools.

Mr. Barnett served as president and member of the Board of Directors of S.C. Nurserymen Association and a member of the Board of Governors for American Association of Nurserymen for eight years. He was a member of the Advisory Committee for the Dept. of Horticulture Spartanburg Technical College; was President of the Duncan Ruritan Club; and served with the Future Farmers Association Chapter Advisor.

He was a former member, Sunday School Teacher and Deacon of First Baptist Church of Duncan. He was a member of Landrum First Baptist Church.

Mr. Barnett was a member of the Piedmont Woodcarvers Greenville, National Woodcarvers, Spartanburg County Retired Teachers Association and the Spartanburg County Sheriff?s Advisory Committee.


Surviving are his wife, Ruby Sloan Barnett of the home; a son, Nolan Keith Barnett and his wife, Gail of Duncan; a brother, Buddy N. Barnett of Taylors; two grandchildren, Austin Rex Barnett and his wife, Angela and Weston John Barnett and his wife, Amanda and four great-grandchildren, Ayden, Anders, Raegen and Dalen.

Funeral Services:

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday at The Wood Mortuary Chapel, conducted by Rev. Mark Bishop and Rev. Henry Stanford.

Burial will follow in Wood Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

The family is at their respective homes.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer?s Association, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5000, Greenville, South Carolina 29601.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

Wood Mortuary

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