October 12, 1950 ~ March 19, 2020

Born in: Hartford, KY
Resided in: Utica, KY

Coy Barnett, 69, of Ohio County passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020 at his home under the care of Hospice of Ohio County. He was born in Ohio County on October 12, 1950 to the late Samuel J. and Mae Belle Allen Barnett. Coy was a partner of Barnett and Smith Well Service for 40 years. Coy was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and served as a board member. He was a former member of Barnetts Creek Baptist; Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Board Member. Coy loved Jesus and spreading the gospel through his testimony; you could always find him passing out his FBI hats (Firm Believer in Jesus); he enjoyed pulling oil wells and most of all spending time with his family and friends.
Along with his parents he is also preceded in death by his brothers Pete Barnett, Albert Clay Barnett; his sisters Susie Allen, Barbara Jean Heflin, Dorothy Ralph.
Coy is survived by his wife of 50 years Donna Campbell Barnett; his children Amy (Chris) Lindsey and Cindy (Randy) Crowe; his grandchildren Samuel, Jacob, Mycah, Ty, Trace, Taylor; his brothers Bobby Barnett, Wayne (Helen) Barnett, and his twin brother Roy (Shirley) Barnett; his sisters Faye Kessinger, Ernestine (Jim) Adams, and Connie (Floyd) Cockrell; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Private graveside services will be Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. A live stream will be available for friends and family on Miller Schapmire’s Facebook page.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Jewraj Maheshwari, Owensboro Cancer Center; Manisha H. Shah, oncology at OSU Columbus, and a special thank you to Hospice of Ohio County.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Building Fund; 88 Mt Carmel Church Rd, Utica, KY 42376.
Miller Schapmire Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Barnett Share your messages of condolence with the family of Coy Barnett and sign his virtual guest book by going to


Graveside Service: March 25, 2020 2:00 pm - March 25, 2020 3:00 pm

Mt. Carmel Cemetery
Utica, KY

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  1. You Will Forever Be Missed. You Are A Very Special Person In Our Lives.
    A Wonderful Loving Caring Brother and Brother-in -law.

  2. Remembering you at this time. I am so very sorry to hear of Coy’s passing————–he was such a fine man who always had a generous smile for everyone. He will be missed, but always remembered.

    Janet Magan
    Tucson, AZ

  3. Greyson talked about riding the kubota and sitting on the tractor with papaw coy for weeks after it happened such a sweet man you will be missed 🙌🙌

  4. Uncle Coy was one of the Godliest men I know. He truly loved and lived a Christian life. In all my life I never not saw him with a beautiful smile on his face. He loved his family and wanted everyone to know the love of his savior. He is gonna be sorely missed by so many. This is not goodbye for by the blood of Christ we shall be together again some day. I love you uncle Coy and I’ll do my best to take care of your sissy AKA my momma you mean more to her than you knew. Enjoy your heavenly home and singing with the angel choir.

  5. Donna we are sorry Coy went before you but we know he’s waiting for you to join him. He’s with God in Heaven, a place we can’t even comprehend the beauty. Coy’s smile was full of warmth and care. I love you and your family.

  6. Thinking of you and your family, Donna, during this time and the days ahead. No other words need said. I live you all.

  7. Thinking of you and your family, Donna, during this time and in the days ahead. No other words need said. I love you all.

  8. You will forever be missed. You were such a sweet man, always happy. Ill miss seeing you outside and our small talks. I’ll miss every time we seen each other you would ask about my Pepaw. He sure is going to miss you to! I’m blessed to have married into this family. I’m more blessed to have lived next door to you & Donna this past year and a half. This house makes me think of you. We sure will miss you Coy. Rest In Peace! We love you & You will forever be in our hearts -Kirsty, Josh, Mark, Presley

  9. Praying for you Donna and the rest of the family that we Love so much. What a comfort we find in knowing that Coy is now on to his reward with his Heavenly Father!!! Love you all!💕💕💕💕

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. Coy was a special man. Donna, may the peace of Christ fill your heart. Know that all the family is in my prayers. Love you. Carolyn

  11. I am so sorry to hear this for Amy and your family. Please know we would be there if we could… I’m sending love, hugs and prayers your way for your entire family.

  12. Chris Emmick and Family. Sula, Jake, Luke, and Elizabeth. We love you aunt Donna. Continued prayers. He was a very special man. And will be missed greatly.

  13. Coy “ran his race with patience” finishing victoriously in his eternal home in Heaven. He always had a smile on his face and radiated with the presence of God. All of your family have been on our prayer list for the last several months. May God’s peace and comfort be with you.

  14. My deepest sympathy to entire family. I know you will miss him terribly. He is with God the father singing praise with the Holy choir pain free. Continued Prayers for you. Audrey Coppage Huff.

  15. Praying for you all today! So sorry for your loss! May God send you Peace and Comfort!!!💙💙💙🌹🌹🌹🌹🙏🙏🙏🙏

  16. You will be sadly missed by anyone that knew you your smile was contagious your love for people was ever giving Donna and you always let your light shine Donna lots of love to you through this time but this is not goodbye it is so long because we will join him in a while if we follow the Lord and do his will

  17. Our prayers are with your family during this time. Coy was a great man! We think a lot of your family. So glad that God put him in our lives.
    Love to all.
    God Bless

    Mike, Sherry and Kira Midkiff

  18. Sorry for your loss, I love Amy, Chris, and the kids. My daughter and your grand children were in 4-H together. Linda Maden

  19. Donna, we are so sorry to hear of your loss, Coy was one of the sweetest people a person could have the pleasure of meeting. I know my Mom and Daddy thought a lot of him. May God wrap his arms around you and your family at this time giving you the peace of mind and heart you need to carry on❤️❤️You will meet again one day. We all will. 🙏🙏

  20. Sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family. Love Amy and her family. My daughter were in 4-H together. Have lots of great memories.

  21. I first met Coy at Green Brier many years ago. I am thankful for that. He was such a good person to be around.
    Our prayers are with you Donna, girls, and families.
    May God bless and comfort you.
    Carolyn and John

  22. We are so very sorry for the loss of this great man. Uncle Coy always had a smile on his face, and we all know how much he loved the Lord. I know he’s in a better place, but he sure will be missed. I know my Grandma Dorothy is sure glad to see him again. Love all of you… We send our prayers and love ❤️
    Kechia, Darrel, and Daxton Smith
    Kenny and Terry Robinson

  23. Donna and family.
    We are so sorry for your loss.Coy was an inspiration to all of us.He fought the good fight,finished the race and he kept the faith.
    We will see his smiling face again one day.
    Praying for your family❤
    Ron and Peggy

  24. Donna and Family,
    We are so sorry you and Coy had such a long and painful journey to his most joyful end. But we can rejoice knowing he is shouting now pain-free in heaven!!! You and he were, and are such soldiers and God blessed you with his Grace and it did not go unnoticed. He was such a witness for Him. We will continue to pray for you and your family and know that you are now in the palm of his hands and in his care. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints….”

  25. We are remembering the joy?, happiness & BIG smile Coy had @the family reunions. He loved his family, brothers & sisters, nieces & nephews, cousins, etc and wanted them together each year(Donna we know this would not happen without your love of family also). Coy was a true ambassador for Christ, he wore his faith well. Donna, Amy, Cindy & family, we know you will miss Coy & it is OK to grieve. But know that Coy has no sorry or pain just unspeakable joy! Your family.has been & will continue to be a “light” in this dark world. Coy & you Donna, have made a mark in your generation for Kingdom of Heaven. We pray for comfort & peace to be upon your families & each & every one that Coy touched on this earth. You are loved.

  26. Donna and family, I am so sorry for your loss! Coy was always a joy to be around. His smile and the love he had for God, his family and church family. Our heart breaks for you all! You will see him again. Sending our love and prayers to you Donna and all of your family. Love Always, Jason and Ramona Folds

  27. Donna, Amy and Cindy I am so sorry for your loss. Coy was a good man. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

  28. It was always a joy to meet up with Coy when I was out and about plus at church… Donna was with him too (She’s a sweetie too)… He always had a gentleness about him … maybe one could say a calmness… I would say it was his faith and his undeniable love for Jesus… This is not goodbye but “Hey Coy, see ya later”…

  29. So sorry and saddened by Coy’s passing. Have no doubt he’s in heaven with that beautiful smile.

  30. To all of the family of Coy Barnett. I haven’t known Coy for very many years, but from day one it was apparent that he was a blessing to so many. He had a heart that was full of love for everyone. His family surely was blessed of GOD to enjoy and see the heart of GOD working in and through a servant and vessel of GOD. Praying for all of you. Romans 8:28

  31. Donna, Amy and family,
    Much love and many prayers for you all. It is a great joy to know your family.

  32. Love and Prayers for you Aunt Donna and the entire family♥️. Uncle Coy has always had a special place in our lives . A wonderful Christian man that always lived the example. He will be truly missed. His memories will forever live in our hearts ♥️

  33. For Donna, Amy and Cindy, Love y’all more than you can know. For over 50 years Coy was my example, my brother and my friend. We worked hard and played harder. Love ya Bro, save us a seat at the table… we’ll see ya soon…

    Mike & Susie

  34. Coy was always full of joy. Always was a good time being around him. I will miss him but I know he is dance on the streets of glory.

  35. Donna , we are going to miss Coy very much. You and the rest of his family will continue be in our daily prayers. He was one of the finest, most reverent person that I have ever known. We’ll keep in touch with you and Amy, and Cindy and kids.Love you’all. Tom & Rita Eden

  36. We are truly sorry for your loss. Donna and family, we love you and we loved Coy. He has been such an inspiration to all of us. May God be with you in this time of sorrow. Danny and Vickie Gray.

  37. Donna and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Coy always showed love to me even if he didnt feel like it. He will be truly missed. My love and prayers to you all.
    Joyce Wilson

  38. We are truly sorry for your loss. Donna and family we love you and we loved Coy. He has been such an inspiration to us all. May God be with you all in this time and sorrow. Love Danny and Vickie Gray.

  39. Donna and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Coy always showed love to me even if he didnt feel like it. He will be truly missed. My love and prayers to you all. Love, Joyce Wilson

  40. So very sorry for your family’s loss. Prayers for comfort and peace in knowing that Coy is in Heaven and is whole again. Will be thinking of you all.

  41. Too soon you left this world, for our hearts to know
    how to say goodbye, or how to let you go.
    Often we don’t understand, God’s ever perfect plan
    but He has given certain days to be accomplished by each man.
    You were a mighty man of God, evidenced by your life
    the lives you touched upon your walk were brightened by His light.
    You fought the fight and ran the race, then God called “Come home”
    With open arms He welcomed you, “Well done my faithful son”
    Donna, you are in my heart and I love you! Coy was a wonderful man and will be forever missed! You and the rest of the family are in my prayers!

  42. Dear Donna and family,
    Coy was such a kind man who radiated joy and love. He is missed, and you are loved! May God give you peace during this difficult time, and may happy memories of Coy bring you comfort.

  43. Donna, Amy, Cindy.. We are so very sorry to hear of this loss. All of us send our love, hugs and prayers. He was a wonderful man with a caring heart.

  44. Donna and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish there was something I could say to make it easier for you.

  45. Coy is loved, he is kind, compassionate, forgiving, accepting and lived a life of righteousness. Coy is generous, full of conviction, and loves his family and friends. Uncle Coy’s smile was contagious and he always made you feel like everything was “going to be all right”. He fought for a long time but the Lord finally called him home. A son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, friend…… now an Angel.
    Always in our hearts Love, Jason Price, Sarah Campbell-Price, Skyla & Ellie

  46. Donna and Family,
    My deepest condolences to you all.
    Coy was one of the best men I’ve ever known. It was my greatest pleasure to have him as a friend.
    We will meet again in the by and by.
    May God comfort you guys during this difficult period.
    Sincerely Eddie

  47. Donna, Amy, Chris, and Family,
    The last time that we saw Coy he was smiling–something he did quite often. What a wonderful life, well-spent with a legacy of love from family and friends. What more can any of us achieve in a lifetime? Love God, love your family, and love your neighbor as yourself. He lived these scriptures every day as a husband, father, grandfather and friend. Our hearts are with you at this time.

  48. Coy was a true example of a hardworking, Christian friend. Throughout his life, in times of joy and struggle, he never ceased to be devoted to his family and pray for others.
    Continued prayers and condolences to you all.
    He will be missed.
    Gene and Carolyn Whittaker

  49. Donna, Amy, Cindy & Family, were so sorry for your loss. As you bid farewell for now to a Loving man who threw is life shared the Love of Christ Jesus in his daily walk. Coy did that with such Grace & dignity, & a smile on his face, he will be missed but never forgotten. We shall cherish the memories of such a great Soul, so for know it’s not good bye. It’s we will see you later. for GOD has called you home. We send our Love & prayers. Robin & Mo’s as Coy would say. LOVE YA.

  50. Donna, Amy, Cindy & Family, we send our Love & Prayers as you bid farewell for now to such a Loving Soul, Who shared the Love of Christ Jesus with everyone he could. Threw his life he wore many hats & done it with such Grace & Dignity, & a Smile on his face. He will be missed but never forgotten, we shall Cherish the many fond memories we have of all the times we were to gather. So it’s not Good Bye, It’s we will see ya later for we know you’ve just gone on ahead. Love Robin & Mo’s as Coy would say.

  51. Donna, Amy, Cindy and all of the family,

    You are in my many thoughts and prayers and will continue to be there!


  52. Roy you will be missed in Sunday school class. Roy was ready to speak to anyone that would listen about the love and joy of living for Christ. He did not meet a stranger . You are now in the presence of Christ. You will not be forgotten.

  53. We love you!
    Praying for you all during this difficult time!!
    We are here if you need anything!!

  54. Coy will be greatly missed. He touched so many lives. Love to you all. Prayers will continue for all of you.

  55. Aunt Donna, my prayers go out to you and family. I will always remember Uncle Coy and his kindness to others. My deepest sympathy

  56. Prayers out to Roy and and his Family. My condolences on hearing of your Brother’s passing…take care during this trying time…

  57. Mrs. Barnett: So sorry for your loss. I serviced your insurance at E M Ford. Our family would also like to send prayers of comfort to you,Cindy & her family.

  58. Donna and family, thinking of you with love and prayers. I remember you and Coy bringing us Lib’s chocolates – so sweet and thoughtful.

  59. Donna, Amy, Cindy and families, we are so sorry for your loss. Coy was one of the finest men we have known. We loved him dearly. Our prayers and our thoughts are with your entire family. We love you all.

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