Orion A. Barnett
- 1925



Source:  Submitted by Kay Keele < jrkkee @ centex . net > from Burnet Bulletin, 6 August 1925







 
ORION A. BARNETT

I have tried so many times to write, but words cannot express our thanks to our dear friends of Burnet and Llano counties for the kindness and love shown us in this time, one of the saddest hours of our lives.  Without a moments warning God claimed the soul of our precious son, Orion A. Barnett.
 
When the words were flashed over the wires to us I could not understand.
 
He had served his country in the great World War, and had faced death so many times and could it be possible he had left us so soon, so young, so full of life and plans for the future.  He was a dutiful son, a devoted husband and an affectionate father.  But the words came to me, "Blessed are the dead, which die in the Lord, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them."  He obeyed his Savior two years ago and lived a Christian life up to the time of his death.  We shall miss him in our circle, miss his voice in our songs, miss his smile and kind words, his advice, for he was always ready to smooth our rugged paths.  I can see his smile and hear his voice as he would always say, "Mama, it is alright."  But God needed another jewel in Heaven.  He needed another singer in His choir, another angel in His throng.
 
His mission on earth is ended and God has called him home.
 
Not now, but in the coming years,
  It may be in a better land,
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
  And then, some time, we'll understand.
 
Then trust in God thru' all the days,
  Fear not, for He doth hold thy hand,
Tho' dark thy way, still sing and praise,
  Sometime, some time, we'll understand.
 
We'll catch the broken threads again,
  And finish what we here began,
Heaven will the mystery explain,
  And then, ah then, we'll understand.
 
We'll know why clouds instead of sun,
  Were over many a cherished plan,
Why song has ceased when scarse begun,
  Tis then, some time we'll understand.
 
His Mother
Mrs. J. Barnett
 
(Transcriber's Note:  Orion A. Barnett was the son of Julian L. and Lilla F. (Pinkie) Barnett of Burnet.  He, McDonald (Mack) Casner and Raymond Hallmark, were all killed on June 28, 1925,  when their car was hit by a train in Antioch, California.  All were Burnet area residents.)








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