Barbara passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 30th, 2020 after a brief illness. She was born on October 11, 1942, in Greenville, Mississippi, to the late James Elmer and Lucy Bluebell (Milner) Barnett then returned home to Swink, Oklahoma.
She was part of the Class of 1960 at Valliant High School in Valliant, Oklahoma where she was active in sports, drama and was known far and wide for her beautiful singing abilities.
She worked extensively in marketing and sales advertisements for local newspapers and radio. She was passionate about Oklahoma history and worked for many years to help restore and protect the rich history of the Wheelock Academy for the Choctaw Nation of which she was a proud member. In later years she most enjoyed working with her late husband, Bill Grant as they promoted Bluegrass music and Oklahoma Tourism.
Barbara is survived by son, Russ Earnhart and wife Monica of Waxahachie, TX; daughter, Amy Asbill Patrick and husband Harry of Sulphur Springs, TX. Grandsons, Gavin and Evan Patrick; and granddaughter AnnaBeth Rose Patrick. She leaves ingrained in her family a moral compass to live by; to always be honest, love family and friends and honor God.
A Celebration of Life service for Barbara Grant will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at First Assembly of God 1176 HWY 271S, Hugo, OK.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book or send private condolences to the family at www.praterlampton.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:
Bill Grant Memorial Fund
Security First National Bank
100 South Broadway
Hugo, OK 74743
Or via Paypal at Pay Amy Patrick using PayPal.Me
Barbara created this Memorial Fund to provide scholarships to Seniors graduating and pursuing a degree in Music or Agriculture. Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book or send private condolences to the family at www.praterlampton.com.