Barnett, Wayne David
October 12, 1960 – July 12, 2012
Age 51, of Minneapolis, originally of Mangum, OK. David Barnett was a loving brother, son, uncle and friend. He had a passion for books, business and bettering the world around him. He grew up in Mangum, Oklahoma, and later relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he worked for the Oklahoma Cancer Center. David’s dream was to be a broker. He fufilled this dream by moving to Minneapolis and becoming a broker for the grain exchange. He discovered later that he had MS which affected his health very rapidly. David became passionate about helping others and making their dreams come true. He became active in his community and with the Lind Bohanan neighborhood and volunteerd his talents, time and efforts. He was instrumental in attracting two $10,000 University of Minnesota/McKnight CURA grants and helping establish a dedicated transportation route for people living in the community with disabilities, increasing accessibility of public right of ways and buildings and raised awareness of issues for underrepresented residents living with disabilities in our community. David is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Douglas Barnett and Misty Barnett of Altus, OK. One sister and brother-in-law, Trish and Chuck McManus. One niece and nephew, Jessica Barnett and Marc Martinez. Two Aunts, Lois Barnett ofAltus, OK, and Gerel Bedard of Arlington, WA, and numerous cousins. David was preceded in death by his Mother Loretta Cox Barnett of Perry, OK and his Father and Step Mom Billy and Sue Barnett of Altus, OK. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be provided as soon as possible. David will be buried with his mother in the Grace Hill Cemetary in Perry, OK.