December 20, 2019

Frank “David” Barnett, 47, passed away of natural causes at his home in Gillette, WY on Sunday, December 15, 2019.

David was born in Louisville, KY on September 8, 1972 to Pat Thompkins and Alex Barnett.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather Jimmy Barnett.

David started working railroad clean-up at 17 years of age. He moved to Gillette, Wyoming with former wife Sharon Green-Barnett and their four children. He started working for RJ Corman, and worked his way up to the position of VP of the region.

On January 26, 2012 he married Kari Outzen. After many years of hard work David, Kari and friend John Tinsley founded their own business Rapid Response Railroad. David and Kari enjoyed traveling together, attending concerts, darts, going to the beach, boating, and playing slots and cards in Las Vegas. One of his favorite past times was cheering his kids on in their activities, and spending quality time with his grandchildren.

David is survived by his wife, Kari Barnett, his father, Alex Barnett, mother and step-father, Pat and Vernon Thompkins, grandparents, Frank and Eleanor Dotson, Gertrude Barnett, brothers Tim and Alex Barnett, and sister, Jamie Sowards, uncle Greg Dotson, children Alex, Andrea, Andrew and Austin Barnett and step-children Bren and Kelsie Pullman, grandchildren, Aevea Mosley, Cashton Franklin, Brody and Bentlie Pullman, Pyper and Lawson Price, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial has been established in David’s name to benefit Scott County Football Scholarship in Georgetown, Kentucky and may be sent in David’s name to the Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716.

Funeral service for David Barnett were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 21 at Gillette Memorial Chapel. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, December 20 at Gillette Memorial Chapel.

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Walker Funeral Home in Gillette, WY is serving the Barnett family.