Kanyon Barrentine Death – Carl C. Barrentine, who lived in the Farmstead community of Jasper and had been a resident of Fayette County previously, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, and is now at peace with his Lord and Savior. Carson and Velma (Gant) Barrentine, Carl’s parents, as well as his brother James Barrentine, passed away before Carl. Carl was the youngest of the three siblings.
His surviving family members include his wife, Geraldean Barrentine; two sons, Brian Barrentine and Darrell Sellers (Christy); one daughter, Amanda Barrentine Black (Chris); two stepsons, Greg and Shawn Fanin; three stepdaughters, Dana Daniel (Barry), Terra Tidwell (Kelsey), and Charlotte Fanin; four grandchildren, Brianna, Julin, and Kanyon Barrentine, and Cole Sellers; six step-grandchildren
On Friday, October 19, 2012, at one o’clock in the afternoon, funeral services will be held at the Collins-Burke Funeral Home Chapel in Jasper, with Pastor Dennis Farley officiating. Pastor Robert Madison will then offer a prayer at the graveside of the deceased at the Flatwoods Community Baptist Church Cemetery. Tonight at the funeral home, there will be a viewing for the family beginning at 5 p.m., followed by a viewing for friends beginning at 6 p.m. Visitation will take place at the funeral home on Friday beginning one hour before the start of the proceedings.
Local UMWA miners David Beavers, Darrel Brown, Joe Fields, Bobby Halbrook, Roger Hulsey, Byron Miller, and Harold Rollo, along with Terry Rutledge, will serve as honorary pallbearers at the funeral service. Carl was born on the 20th of December, 1947. He was extremely pleased with his career, which spanned three decades and five months at a number of mines in the area. His final job was at the Shoal Creek Mine, and he left there in April of 2009 to begin his retirement. Serving God, working in his garden, and engaging in friendly competition with his fellow UMWA members were the three activities that brought Carl the most delight throughout his life.
Carl was a fantastic, caring friend as well as a brother, father, and grandfather. He was also a true friend to his wife. Everyone he came in contact with found him to be significant in some way. Up until the very end, he remained steadfast in his belief in Jesus Christ and lived his life in accordance with that conviction. As a result, he served as an example for all those who were around him.