Bryan “BJ” Barnett, 21, 0f Hawesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 due to a swimming accident in Perry County, IN. Bryan was born on March 2, 2000 in Owensboro, Ky. He was a member of Blackford Baptist Church and was employed by Waupaca. He enjoyed fishing, coon hunting and hanging with his friends.
Bryan served as a board member at Hancock County Fish and Game Club where he spent many hours doing volunteer work there. He also helped on projects through Repair affair. He was a 2019 graduate of Hancock County High School. At his graduation, he received the top award for his volunteer work in the community.
Bryan was preceded in death by a grandfather, Donald Barnett and a grandmother, Linda Jernigan.
He is survived by his father, Bryan Barnett, Sr.; grandmother, Judy Barnett; sister, Zoey (Cody) McManaway; nephews, Weston and Colin McManaway; aunt, Kim (Rick) Gray; cousins, Beth (Logan) Beyersdorfer and baby Addi; birth mother, Shannon and many relatives and friends that loved him dearly.
Services will be held at 2 pm on Monday, July 5, 2021 at Blackford Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Bryan’s family will be greeting friends on Monday from 10 am until service time at the church. Gibson & Son Funeral Home has been entrusted with care.
The family would like to thank Perry County Sheriff Malone and his deputies, Indiana Conservation Officers, Perry County Fire/Rescue, Perry County EMS and the Perry County Coroner Office for their exceptional service and professionalism at the scene of the accident.
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