Peggy Sue Barnett


Peggy Sue Barnett, of Wrightsboro, TX, met her Lord and Savior on October 14, 2023 at the age of 83.

Peggy was born on August 14, 1940, to Dago and Maxine Piland in Nixon, Texas. Born and raised in Smiley, TX, Peggy attended Smiley schools where she played volleyball and basketball. It has been said that while playing basketball, Peggy arguably scored more fouls than points as she was a famous lefty who liked to guard with her right arm. She also enjoyed her time as a high school cheerleader where she proudly cheered on the mighty Bantams. She would go on to meet her husband, Jack, in 1956 while working at Rhoades Drug Store. They dated until she graduated from Smiley High School in 1958. Just 6 months after graduating, she and Jack were married on October 25, 1958. They were married for just shy of 65 years. In the years following their marriage, Jack and Peggy welcomed their four boys, Morgan, Mike, Mark, and David, into the family.

From 1959 to 1975, Peggy’s job was to be a full time mother, where she raised chickens and her boys, likely in that order. Once her boys were older, she began working for Gonzales ISD in 1975 as an Athletic Aid, where she coached girls basketball and track. She always spoke fondly of this job and often times referred to it as her favorite. Peggy then began a long career in banking, starting at Smiley State Bank in 1976, and retiring from South Star Bank of Gonzales in 2013 as the bank’s Vice President. Peggy gained great satisfaction from banking by helping countless individuals and families over the years. Her heart was always with the community of Gonzales and she loved nothing more than seeing others succeed. However, more than her love for anything else was her love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was extremely proud of her title as “Nana” and each of her grandkids held a special place in her heart.

Peggy is survived by her husband, Jack Barnett, of Wrightsboro, TX; sons, Morgan Barnett of Wrightsboro, TX, Mike Barnett (Dusty) of Brock, TX, Mark Barnett of Austin, TX, and David Barnett (Julie) of San Marcos, TX; grandchildren, Brittany Salazar (Kevin) of Goliad, TX, Emily Connor (Eric) of Gonzales, TX, Tarah Parsons of Austin, TX, Jon Barnett (Taylor) of Brock, TX, and Ryan Barnett of San Marcos, TX; great-grandchildren Kennedy Salazar, Mason Connor, Evelyn Connor, Kase Salazar, Morgan Connor, Baker Salazar, Bay Barnett, and Bowen Barnett; sister-in-law, Nancy Piland of Woodsboro, TX, as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins whom she loved dearly.

Peggy is preceded in death by her parents, Dago and Maxine Piland of Smiley, TX, sister and brother-in-law, Graham and Penny Howell of Round Rock, TX, brother, Leonard Piland of Woodsboro, TX, and Daughter-in-Law, Jill Barnett of Wrightsboro, TX.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 5-7 PM at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home in Gonzales, TX with Reverend Marvin Miles officiating the services. Burial will follow at the Wrightsboro Cemetery in Wrightsboro, TX.

Pallbearers: Russell Howell, Blair Howell, Jon Barnett, Ryan Barnett, Kevin Salazar, and Eric Connor.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Ashley Cerda, Josie De La Rosa, The Heights of Gonzales, and Heart to Heart Hospice for their care of Peggy.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gonzales Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or the Wrightsboro Cemetery Association.  

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Arrangements are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home, 906 St. Paul, Gonzales.