CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT/WJHL) – Carter County Commission Chair, Patty Woodby, announced Mayor Rusty Barnett died on Monday, September, 21.
Woodby told WJHL, Barnett passed away Monday afternoon following a recent heart attack.
Barnett was hospitalized on Wednesday, Sept 16 after he experienced a heart attack. Barnett’s wife said, on Sunday, he had been doing much better including sitting up and eating, according to WJHL.
Barnett was 65-years-old.
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