Eddie received his undergraduate degree in 1972 from the University of Virginia School of Architecture. During his time at UVA, he worked the summers at Lone Star Cement Plant (now Roanoke Cement Coy). He received a Master’s Degree from the Harvard School of Design in Boston, Mass. In 1973 he was named a Walter F. Bogner Scholar in Architecture.
Before joining the Peace Corps, where he spent two years as a volunteer in Ghana, West Africa where he served as the architect for the city of Accra, he worked for Hayes, Seay, Mattern and Mattern. When he returned from Africa, he went to work for Ellis, Ricket & Associates in Valdosta, Ga., where he became an associate of that firm.
He has worked for firms in Beckley, W.Va. and Richmond, before returning home to start his own firm, Barnett Company. Eddie has worked the past few years with RRMM in Roanoke as an architect and was working there when he became ill. He was a member of Lily of the Valley Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 27, led by the Rev. Richard Ronk, at Rader Funeral Home Chapel, Daleville. Interment was in the Lily of the Valley Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Fincastle Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 605, Fincastle, 24090 or Fincastle Fire Department, Fincastle, 24090.