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Roy Lee Barnett

August 24, 1958 — October 6, 2021

Indianapolis, Indiana

Beloved mate, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, and friend. Roy Lee Barnett, Jr was born to Annette Marie Barnett and Roy Lee Barnett, Sr., August 24, 1958, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He peacefully passed away on October 06, 2021, at home with his loving family by his side. Although raised by his grandmother, Roy’s childhood and growing up years were spent with his mother and father alongside his 4 siblings in which he was extremely close. The siblings had an unusual yet unbreakable bond which they have maintained throughout the years. Roy had a deep infatuation with music as an adolescent which turned into an obsession. While in school, he took music courses as he was intent on learning to play every instrument fluently. And so he did, he learned to play every instrument you could possibly name with the exception of the flute. Roy received primary and secondary education in the Indianapolis Public School System. He graduated from Arsenal Technical High School and followed up with multiple college degrees; one in particular, business. As a young child, his mother and grandmother introduced him to religion and although he had no “Church Home” he embraced the Baptist faith his “Almighty God” wholeheartedly every day of his life. Though never married, Roy firmly believed in commitment as he was devoted to Ms. Joyce Banks for thirteen years. The couple established their residential living in the Indianapolis community. Many happy times were shared between the two. Though they share no children, their union together made one another whole. Roy enjoyed horse racing, concerts, property touring, reading (especially real estate books), and of course music. His favorite artists were Kenny G, Luther Vandross, and he absolutely loved the business mind of rapper 50Cent. Roy served 10 years in the army, was discharged honorably, then went on to retire from the post office after 30 years. He was honorable, loyal, loveable, insightful, intelligent, and willing to help anyone in need; he would sacrifice anything for the ones he loved. To know him was to love him as he has touched so many throughout his life. Roy grew up early and was a father prior to having his own biological children and those adult children still consider him their dad today. He was an educator, has instilled many morals and values in all his children and will be sorely missed, especially for the BIG HEART he possessed. Roy has left us a good example of what a good, kind, honest, hardworking, loving individual should be, and his legacy lives on through his kids and everyone he touched on his path while here with us. Those left to cherish his fond memories are Roy’s loving mate, Joyce; his sons; Roy Lee Barnett, III, Ronnie Smith, Antonio J. Smith (Peggy); his daughters; Mia N Barnett-Hart (Stanley), and Antonette Davis, 17 grandchildren, 17 greatgrandchildren, 2 brothers; Dennis Barnett, David Barnett, cousins, nieces, and nephews, and a host of many other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents Annette Marie Barnett and Roy Lee Barnett, Sr. and 2 sisters; Euphenia A Barnett and Cathy Lee Barnett-Sanagokoy

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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5811 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46218

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 30, 2021

12:00 - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lavenia & Summers Home For Funerals

5811 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46218

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