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Garnett 'Snake' Sweeney, 85, Casey County, KY (1933-2019)

He was an electrician and truck driver and he was a former deputy for the Casey County Sheriff’s Department. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He loved fishing, playing poker and hanging out at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Garnett "Snake" Sweeney, of Liberty, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2019, at Casey County Hospital. He was 85.

A funeral mass will be held at 10amCT/11amET on Friday, February 22, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Casey County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 4-8pmCT/5-9pmET on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with a prayer service held at 8:30pm.

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.

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 and truck driver. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He loved fishing, playing poker and hanging out at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Bertha Wilkinson Sweeney of Liberty; 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.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society at PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY is in charge of arrangements.

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Garnett 'Snake' Sweeney, 85, Casey County, KY (1933-2019)

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