Funeral services for Dustin O'Neil Barnette will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, August 18, 2022 , at Life Church, Columbia, LA with Bro. Dean Love officiating and Bishop Dr. Clarice Fluitt assisting. Interment will follow at Fellowship Cemetery under the direction of Riser and Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at Life Church in Columbia, LA.
Dustin Barnette was born on February 8, 1988, to the union if his parents, Stephen and Denise Barnette in Ft Worth, TX. He’s preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jerry and Betty Barnette, and his uncle, Jeff Parker. He is survived by his wife, Holly Tucker Barnette; his sons, Samuel, Silas and Benjamin; and his princess, Avery; parents, Steve and Denise Barnette; best friend and brother, Crosby Barnette and wife, Chandler; sister, Maranda Barnette; special aunts: Robin Strawn, Cindi Barnette Martin, and Tami Flores; uncles, Hobey Strawn and Shannon Flores; cousins who are his first friends: Jeri Ann Parker, Allyson Strawn, Adam Strawn, Savanna Pearson, Bailey Flores, and Riley Flores; niece and nephews: Ava Hales, Gracie Hales, Dalton Hales, Brantley Barnette, Eli Barnette, Lakyn Barnette, and Isabella Barnette; and grandparents: Chuck and Sharron Prickett, Merlin Decuir, and Diana Tatum.
From a young age Dustin was always a Valiant Warrior, as his name means. He accepted Christ as Lord and Savior at a young age. Learning to play the drums he was very musically inclined, gifted in drums, percussion, guitar, and on bass. He tagged along with his father playing at prisons and various events throughout his teenage years. Dustin had a zeal for life that was infectious. He loved his family, spending time with them, and getting pedicures by his princess, Avery. He proudly wore her various colors of sparkly toenail polish since she was old enough to paint. His sons are the light of his life and each display the best parts of him. He loved being the baseball dad, hauling all the stuff during travel ball, and Dixie youth, as well as, football games. He loved to cook, whether on the grill or when making his chicken teriyaki for friends and family. His mother affectionately dubbed him "the barbecue chicken King." His deep love for Holly grew with each passing year.
Pallbearers include Crosby Barnette, Kamall Varner, Josh Love, Colby Shoats, Daniel Ferguson, Scott Mercer, and Edwin Rivera III. Honorary pallbearers are Matt Mills, Adam Strawn, Donald Eiland, and Benny Douglas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to help defray funeral expenses be made to Riser & Son Funeral Home, P O Box 57, Columbia, LA 71418 or by phone (318) 649-2311.