He was born on Oct. 12, 1937, in Linton, to Rupert M. and Hazel (Hash) Barnett. Edward married Nancy E. Fuller in May 1974.
Edward was a self-employed truck driver. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 1434.
Survivors include his two sons, Jessie (Sylvia) Simmons of Gary, Douglas Simmons of Merrillville, Ind.; two daughters, Connie Barnard of South Bend and Selina (Ken) Adamo of Orland Park, Ill. He was also survived by one brother: Glen (Sue) Barnett of Indianapolis; two sisters, Barbara Frederick of Linton and Imogene (Gene) Jones of Paragon, Ind.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nancy Barnett (January 6, 2000); and daughter, Patricia Jones.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Bethel Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 19 at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of the service.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.