Garnett “Snake” Sweeney, of Liberty, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2019, at Casey County Hospital. He was 85.
Born on April 3, 1933, in Casey County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Berman and Pauline “Pline” Adams Sweeney. Garnett was an electrician, truck driver and former deputy for the Casey County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Garnett loved fishing, playing poker and hanging out at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha Wilkinson Sweeney of Liberty, whom he wed November 17, 1955; three daughters, George Ann Sweeney of Liberty, Garnetta (Lawrence) Smith of Louisville and Tracey Sweeney of Liberty; a brother, Joel Sweeney of Jacksonville, Florida; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Joe) Brockman, Aaron Bertram, Jason Smith and Edward (Rachael) Smith; and two great-grandchildren, Georgialynn and Jaxon.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by five sisters, Mary Adams, Virginia Routt, Nellie Spalding, Betty Jones and Martha Helm; a brother, Manuel Sweeney; and a great-granddaughter, Maddie Brockman.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 22, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Casey County Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with a prayer service held at 8:30 P.M.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Bertram, Jason Smith, Joe Brockman, Edward Smith, Lawrence Smith and Paul Wilkinson, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be David McKinney and Boyd Brown.
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Brooke Whitis, 1504 College Way, Lexington, KY 40502.
Arrangements for Mr. Garnett “Snake” Sweeney are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.
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