Joe “Poppy” Barnhart

Joe “Poppy” Barnhart, 84, of Batson, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Jefferson Nursing and Rehab Center in Beaumont. He was born August 17, 1935, to Joseph Barnhart and Estelle Elizabeth Caurothers in Batson. He was a United States Army Veteran. He had a passion for music which led him to sing and play drums in a band. In his earlier years, Poppy was an avid hunter and as the years went by he discovered the love of fishing. Poppy was one not to stay still. You could always find him tinkering around the house. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. His Legacy will continue with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Poppy is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lela Phillips Barnhart; daughter, Donna Lynn Barnhart; and brother, Luke Barnhart.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Gary Denmon and wife Leesia of Mount Belvieu, Keith Barnhart and wife Cammie Barnhart of Baytown; sister, Elizabeth “Bobo” Biaz and husband Efrin of Batson; grandchildren, Brandon Barnhart, Christopher Whittlesey and wife Sara, Kendra Whittlesey, Joe Barnhart Jr., Stephanie Barnhart and husband Milton, Tiffany Rose, Kevin Gilmore, Chris Gilmore, Dustin Gilmore; great-grandchildren, Kolby, Katelyn, Alexis, Reagan, Eason, Jerrot, Jazmine, Shelby, Brianna, Morgan, Avery, Garen, Maddie, Jaqueline, Leila, Darrian, Olivia, Cody, Dalton, and many loving relatives and a host of friends.

A gathering of Joe’s family and friends will be Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Faith & Family Funeral Services Inc. 40847 Hwy 105 E, Batson, TX. followed by a service of remembrannce at 1:00 P.M. Interment Guedry Cemetery in Batson. To send flowers to the family of Joe Russell Barnhart, please visit Tribute Store.

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