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Michael ‘Mike’ Brock Barnette

Michael ‘Mike’ Brock Barnette

Michael ‘Mike’ Brock Barnette, 70, entered eternal rest on January 1, 2022, in Lakewood, Colorado.
Mike is survived by his loving wife, Kathy, of Conifer, Colorado; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberlee and Tommy Smith of Lubbock; and sons: Michael Brock Barnette, Jr., of Riverdale Utah and Dean Menges and Tyler Menges, both of Conifer; four grandchildren: Tanner Smith of Mineola, Texas, Emilee Smith of Lubbock and Dillon Barnette and Dani Barnette, both of Riverdale; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Linda Barnette of Levelland; nephew and niece, Dane Barnette; and Brooke Kuzina, both of Denver; and lots of loving family and friends and his beloved bulldog and side-kick, Scooter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Janice Barnette of Levelland.
Mike was born February 12, 1951, in Borger, to Gerald and Janice Barnette.
He traveled with his family over different areas, including South America, during his early adult years.
Mike worked many years in Levelland, Sundown, Midland and parts of Colorado for Chevron Oil Company, as head of the safety department, before his retirement in 2015.
He married Kathy Lynn Singleton May 26, 2000, in Roswell.
They loved traveling and visiting different mountain regions.
In 2016, they moved to Conifer where they own and operate Scooter’s Smokehouse & Grill (named after his bulldog, Scooter).
Mike was known for his outstanding Texas BBQ, winning Best BBQ in Colorado by Business Insider and Yelp.
He enjoyed feeding and visiting with all the great folks from Conifer and the surrounding mountain communities.
He was the most loving husband, father and brother and he loved everything about being “Papa Mike” to his fun loving grandchildren.
Mike spent his spare time playing golf, riding his Harley, fishing, listening to great music, talking sports and cheering for his Texas Tech Red Raiders and enjoying his front porch view of the Aspens.
He will be remembered for his contagious laugh, great sense of humor and his outstanding smile.
Anyone that knew Mike knew he was a kind, generous man who never met a stranger.
Mike leaves a legacy of a life well-lived. We pray that his memories will forever live in your hearts.


  1. Tony Reasoner on February 1, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Sad to hear that !! Mike was quite a guy !! Gonna be missed !! RIP My Friend !!!

  2. Tony Reasoner on February 1, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    So Sorry to hear that 💔, Mike was quite a Guy !! RIP Ole Friend !!!

  3. Kristen Barkley on February 22, 2022 at 11:26 am

    Kim I am so sorry that your Dad passed away. I remember so many times when he would just shake his head(with a smile) when we did something goofy at Jan’s house. I love you and I’m so sorry again….he was the best Dad and loved his family so very much. Thoughts and prayers are with you now. Love you kristen barkley

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