St. Louis Cremation

Thomas Patrick Barnett

Thomas Patrick Barnett of Wentzville, Missouri passed away March 8, 2019 at the age of 69.

He was the dear son of the late Margaret LaVern and James Douglas Barnett, loving husband of Janie Barnett, beloved father of Christopher Barnett, Dawn Carlyon (Jon), Christopher Foskin, and Jeremiah Barnett (Katy), adored grandfather of Rory Carlyon and Reid Carlyon, dear brother to the late Barbara Chase (late Joe) and Michael Barnett.

Tom served in the United States Navy for ten years from 1969 to 1979 achieving the rank of Aviation Electrician’s Mate First Class.

Tom worked for Weisler and Associates, Inc. from 1991 until his death. He served as the president of Weisler since 2002. He was well respected as a business professional and battery expert.

He was a fan of auto racing, cars, and collecting racing memorabilia. In his free time Tom loved reading, cooking, and baking (and had a little known talent for cake decorating). Most of all he loved spending time with his family.

Tom will be remembered as a loving and hardworking family man who tried to take care of everyone. He will also be remembered for his friendly nature and great sense of humor. He made friends everywhere he went.

Tom was loved by many people. He will be greatly missed.

Burial to be held Monday 3/18/19 11:30 am at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

2900 Sheridan Road St. Louis, Missouri 63125

Visitation to follow 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at

St. Louis Cremation – St. Peters

320 Jungermann Rd. (Behind Imo’s) St. Peters, Missouri 63376

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The American Heart Association.



  1. David Hood on March 11, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    I knew Tom for many years and, though we rarely crossed paths, I considered him a friend and colleague. I am saddened by his passing and he will be sorely missed by those of us who knew him at Alcad and Saft. Tom was a great and kind man. My prayers and deepest condolences go out to the family.

  2. David John Cox on March 11, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Dear Family of Tom Barnett,

    It was my pleasure knowing and working with Tom over the years while I was the GM of SAFT in North Haven CT. He was someone you could always rely on, trust and have confidence in. Whenever his name came up, it brought thoughts of positive dealings and fruitful outcomes.

    My sincere condolences,

    David J. Cox
    CFO of SAFT America Inc

  3. Juan Diaz on March 11, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    You will be missed my friend and Thank you for the many laughs we shared while traveling those long wind shied time.
    Rest In Peace!

  4. Gelena Kosta on March 12, 2019 at 2:52 am

    I worked wiith Thomas when he started at Weisler & Associates as a salesman in 1991. I worked for him when he became President in 2002 through my retirement in 2016. One thing that never changed about Thomas was his enthusiasm for his job, the company and his desire for those around him to succeed and prosper. He always had time for any questions you might have. He was a wonderful mentor and teacher. Even those who might have business differences with him respected and often befriended him. I will always remember that long before he became President, he confided to me that was his desire. When I retired he told me not to worry about Weisler & Associates that he intended to be the last one there to turn out the lights. I’m sorry you are no there to do that, Thomas. My sincere condolences to Thomas’ beloved family and his friends who will miss him.
    Gelena Kosta

  5. G on March 12, 2019 at 4:26 am

    I am deeply sorry about the death of your loved one.Jesus Christ promised to awaken all those in the memorial tombs,they will hear his voice and come out. (John 5:28 & 29) Yes,the resurrection will be a reality on a peaceful earth with eternal blessings. (Psalm 37:29, Acts 24:15)

  6. Jennifer Olivier on March 12, 2019 at 8:45 am

    This is still so hard to wrap my brain around and I still cannot believe you are gone. Thomas Barnett was more than just a boss he was a fantastic friend. I had the pleasure of knowing Tom for 20 yrs and NEVER have I or will I ever get the pleasure of having such a good person I can call friend. Tom you will never know how much you mean to just me but by my whole family. I will miss our crazy texts and calls from time to time but MOSTLY when I am watching racing it just will not be the same. Rest in Peace my dear friend and we all can draw comfort to know one day we will see you again. Love and prayers to your family. YOU WILL BE MISSED TOMMY T THE BATTERY GOD! 🙂

  7. David Ward on March 12, 2019 at 9:15 am

    I had the pleasure of working with Tom during my Basler Electric days as well as other times throughout my career. Smart, friendly and hard working.

    It was always fun to travel with Tom for work. He could be super serious and at the same time make me laugh. I doubt that he realized how much of an impact he had on people.

    Rest In Peace Tom.
    Prayers for his family & friends.

  8. Christina Leone Moore on March 12, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    My mom grew up alongside Tom. I did not know him well, but in our interactions the last few years he seemed a very kind man with a great sense of humor. I’m grateful for the role he and his siblings played in my mom’s childhood, almost like siblings to her as well.

    Our family is so very sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort, strengthen, and help you as only He can.

  9. Roy & Connie Gates on March 12, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    I cannot express the heartfelt sadness at the loss of such a gentleman.
    To Janie, Christopher, Dawn, Jeremiah, Christopher F., your Husband / Dad is dear friend with whom I’ve shared lots of “windshield time”, learning all about you, & learning even more about me!
    Tom had the ability to talk with you about what was important to him, and making you feel it was all about you!!!
    Truly a man of many talents, a man with many loves… a many who truly cared about those he came in contact with.
    I know I will always miss him…

  10. marino cavaggion on March 12, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    To Tom’s family: Please accept my sincere condolences for the sudden and premature death of Tom. I have known Tom for 25 years and besides being my good battery sales rep in the Midwest West and Texas, he was also a good friend. We traveled quite a bit together to visit customers and take care of business. I respected him a lot as a business professional, a battery expert, a business owner and as a friend.
    He was a very good man, loved his wife, his kids and his grandkids.
    He will be missed.
    Hope that God will give you the strength to go through this difficult time.
    Let me know if there is anything I can do.
    Marino Cavaggion

  11. Greg Webster on March 14, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    After I left the electric utility in Houston with 18 years in power generation, Tom hired me as a Salesman in 1996. I came on board thinking I knew a lot about DC power systems and generator excitation systems. I quickly learned that I had a lot to learn. Tom was a mentor to me and always made sure our principals were there to give me additional training. Tom was not only a boss, but a dear friend. Working with Tom was serious but at the same time he always made it fun. I know he truly loved his family and also cared about my family. On many road trips we shared the adventures of raising our families.
    To Janie, Jeremiah, Big Chris, Chris & Dawn, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Tom was a hardworking man that loved his family and his Weisler family.

  12. Brian K. Davis on March 14, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Tom and I attended the Belton trade show in 2006 and became not only business associates but fast friends. We often joked about the “service” industry becoming a thing of the past and owners that were only interested in the almighty buck instead of doing the right thing.
    From our interactions I found that Tom was a man of high integrity who had a great sense of humor and shared it with those around him. You were never just an acquaintance for long with Tom, he had a personality that attracted people to him.
    His sudden passing makes this old World a less happy place, but we look forward to that day when we will see him again.
    Praying for the family, whom he loved so much, that Holy Spirit would wrap himself around you in your time of grief.

  13. Melissa Beiter on March 15, 2019 at 10:28 am

    I am deeply saddened to hear about Tom’s passing. I had many conversations with him during my last years at Basler Electric. He was always good for a laugh or to just listen. I was so glad he came to my going away party when I left Basler. He was truly a great man. My condolences to all of you.
    Melissa Beiter

  14. Amanda Lenss on March 15, 2019 at 11:37 am

    I worked with Tom for almost 11 years. He was one of my first clients, if not my first. Tom was always so nice, a pleasure to work with. He will be missed. Sincere condolences to his entire family and work family.

  15. Nadirah Nafeesa Baldwin on March 15, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    Condolences to your family and I hope all the beautiful memories bring comfort to your hearts.

  16. Gabrielle Forness on March 17, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Dear Janie,

    From my family to yours we offer our condolences. Your husband had a incredibly kind smile and I will truly miss his friendly waves across the yard. I wish I had more comfort to share with you.

  17. Pierre-Marc LEROY on March 18, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    I was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Tom. Although I am from France, I had the chance to meet Tom several times for our Saft/Alcad battery business in the US.
    I will remember his smilly face and how gentle, nice and reasonable person he was.
    My sincere condolences to Tom’s family

  18. Fred McClain on April 8, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Today I was thinking of Pat (Barney) as we called him in the Navy and thought I would try to see if I could find him on internet. I was stationed with him in the Navy (VS-22) , 1975 – 1977. Condolences to the family. He was a great guy and good friend and outstanding Aviation Electrician. Fair Winds and following seas Shipmate.
    Fred McClain

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