Charles Barnett age 79, husband of Lois Ann Barnett, died Thursday Sep. 27, 2018 in Lexington at the UK Medical Center.
Charles, also known as “Chicken Charlie”, was a member of the Silver Creek Baptist Church, and he was part of several businesses in town. Charlie worked for Parker Seal Company from 1959-1971, he operated the Tastee Freeze here in Berea from 1971-1992, he owned and ran the Quality Cleaners from 1993 to 2010, and he was a founding partner in Papaleno’s Pizza from 1984-1998. Charles also did his civic duty as a member of the Planning and Zoning board for the City of Berea in the 1980s and 90s.
Charles is survived by his wife Lois Ann Terrill Barnett and two children, Carol Lynne, and Mike (Mary Beth) Barnett, a brother Jimmy (Judy) Barnett, and sister Anna Jane Carpenter, and his grandchildren: Mikey Barnett, Kiana Mahjub, Chris (Casey) Mahjub, and great-grandchildren: Jaylnn Mahjub, Madelyn Mahjub, and Camryn Mahjub.
Funeral services for Charles will Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at 2 pm at Silver Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Hisle officiating. Visitation for Charles will be Friday 5-8 pm at Silver Creek Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to Silver Creek Baptist Church PO Box 97 Berea, KY 40403, or Operation Smile 3641 Faculty Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23453.