Tony Leon Barnett passed away March 6, 2024, after a short battle with cancer. He was 58.

He was a former member of the Franklin Fire Department where he served as Lieutenant. His calling, however, was serving as a Paramedic with Franklin-Simpson County Ambulance Service. Tony served 36 years as Assistant Director and Interim Director.

His greatest love and proudest call to service was to our Lord Jesus Christ. Tony was a pillar to the community and served no matter the church he attended. Most recently he led men’s ministry, served as leader for the youth on Wednesday night and led the “Coffee Corner” at LifePoint Church of Franklin.

Tony leaves behind his wife, Beate; daughters Dominque, Temara, Rebecca; and son Richard. Tony will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and church.

– Submitted by Leslie Goodrum