Alexander Doan'e Barnett, age 25, currently of Fairmont and formerly of Morgantown, passed away suddenly Friday, January 3, 2020 at his home.
He was born November 2, 1994 in Morgantown, a son of Julia Dianne Barnett of Fairmont and Jon Nicholson of Morgantown.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his two brothers, Danny Barnett, and Jonny Nicholson and his companion Jennifer Lovett (who was more like his sister-in-law) all of Fairmont; his maternal grandmother, Mary Barnett Grosselin of Morgantown, and his paternal grandparents Marvin and Lillie Mae Nicholson of Morgantown.
In keeping with his family tradition that he was very proud of, Alex worked as coal miner. He loved being in the outdoors, and spending time with his family who were the most important people in his life. He enjoyed his garage time with his cousins, Billy and Molly Dalton, and riding dirt bikes. He was very strong in his beliefs and performed many charitable acts for which he never wanted to be recognized.
Friends may join the family to honor Alex’s life and legacy at Smith Funeral & Cremation Care, 108 Holland Ave., Westover / Morgantown, on Friday, January 10th from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM, at which time a service of remembrance will be held for those in attendance.
Alex will be laid to rest with his family at the Pisgah Cemetery on Rt.73 near Morgantown on Saturday, January 11th in a ceremony for the immediate family and invited guests only.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made directly to the funeral home to assist with his funeral expenses. You may donate by visiting the funeral home's website at www.smithfcc.com. Click on Alexander's memorial page, and then click "Donations".
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