Funeral services for Baptist ethics pioneer Henlee Barnette are scheduled Monday in Louisville, Ky.

Barnette, 93, died Wednesday at his home in Louisville.

Born Aug. 14, 1911, in Taylorsville, N.C., Barnette’s ministry as a Baptist ethicist, author, professor and preacher spanned seven decades.

He graduated from Wake Forest College and received a Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also did advanced studies at Harvard, Columbia, and University of Florida.

Barnette taught at Samford University, Stetson University and served as a professor of Christian ethics at Southern Baptist Seminary from 1951 to 1977. He was also clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Louisville Medical School.

He was the author of many books including Introducing Christian Ethics, which has been used widely in college and seminary classrooms since its publication in 1961. His personal memoir, A Pilgrimage of Faith: My Story, is being published this year by Mercer University Press.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Charlotte Ford, and his second wife, Helen Poarch.

He is survived by his sons John (Janice), Wayne (Ann), and Jim (Deanna); his daughter Martha, and her partner Debra Clem; and by four grandchildren.

His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Avenue.  Visitation will be at Pearson’s, 149 Breckinridge Lane, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be at Cave Hill Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Henlee Barnette Fund at Baptist Theological Seminary, 3400 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227.

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