Horace Lee “H.L.” Barnhart, 1942-2021


Service for Horace Lee “H.L.” Barnhart, Sr., 78, of Alba was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 at Enon Baptist Church, Alba, with Bro. Reggie Day officiating.

Interment was in Golden Cemetery.

Mr. Barnhart passed away Nov. 24, 2021 at his residence in Alba. He was born Dec. 25, 1942, in Farmersville to Horace Marion and Gladys Estelle Kuykendall Barnhart. He married Carolyn Louise “Kay” Thorson in Dallas on Nov. 13, 1961. H.L. had lived in the Alba area since 1976 and worked as a carpet layer. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 48 years, Kay Barnhart; six brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Lee Barnhart, Jr. and wife Tracy of Wills Point and Scott Barnhart and wife Celena of Alba; two daughters, Angela Barnhart of Alba and Stephanie Sadler and husband Grant of Alba; four sisters, Hazel Hunt of Mesquite, Tressie Pearman and husband Johnny of Wills Point, Lana Childers and husband Rick of Golden and Martha Parker of Quitman; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Amputee Coalition, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 600 South Building, Washington D.C. 20004.  

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in Alba.