Mr. James H. Barnett, age 88, Sulphur Springs, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, February 9, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Barnett was born October 27, 1923, in Trammel, Virginia, to the late George R. & Minnie Gibson Barnett.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Barnett was also preceded in death by his wives, Marie Sharp Barnett and Billie Begley Barnett; five brothers, Jackie Barnett, Ray Barnett, Charles Barnett, Robert Barnett and Carroll Barnett; and two sisters, Clara Jackson and Betty Mellons.
He was a United States Army Veteran who proudly served during World War II.
Mr. Barnett retired from the VA Hospital. He loved gardening and doing yard work.
He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one son, Ricky Barnett and girlfriend, Rita Vines, Jonesborough; three granddaughters, Ann Marie Barnett, Johnson City, Misty Royston and husbandk Scotty, Limestone, Cami Loudermilk, Chesapeake, VA; five great grandchildren, Cheyenne and Justin Royston, Riley, Jalyn and Malek Loudermilk; one brother, Joseph Pat Barnett, Johnson City; one sister, Peggy Joyner, Keysville, VA; three step-daughters, Barbara & Eddie Lawrence, Orlando, FL, Linda and Jimmy Nave, Jonesborough, and Cheryl and Dan Vineis, DeBray, FL.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2012, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Parker Street officiating.
Interment services will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Neil Hackler, Rick Barnett, Allan Barnett, Joey Barnett, Dink Barnett and Jim Ramsey. Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Price, Josh Salyers, Joseph Barnett and Scotty Royston.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home, P.O. Box 98, Jonesborough, TN 37659 for funeral expenses.
Condolences may be sent to the Barnett family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821