James Barnett (5-16-15) service 5-19-15
James Parker Barnett of Morris Chapel was born in Hardin County on Dec. 15, 1927, the son of the late William Jesse and Pearl Gibbs Barnett.
On Dec. 30, 1967, he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Burross, who survives.
Mr. Barnett served his country in the United States Army. He was supervisor for State of Tennessee Highway Department. Mr. Barnett also worked for Allis Chalmers Equipment Dealer and Butler Buildings Dealer. He was also self-employed where he worked with his sons at J.P. Barnett & Sons Auto Shop.
Mr. Barnett was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Savannah and the American Legion. He was a member of Morris Chapel Baptist Church. Mr. Barnett enjoyed woodworking, gardening, reading his Bible and listening to the Bible on tapes. He also enjoyed listening to Bill O’Reilly and Shawn Hannity.
Mr. Barnett departed this life on Saturday, May 16, at the age of 87 years, 5 months and 1 day.
In addition to his wife Mary of 47 years, he is survived by his children, James D. Barnett and his wife Donna J. of Powell, Ohio, Willie Neal Barnett of Memphis, and Connie Smith and her husband Tony of Adamsville; five grandchildren, Deric J. and his wife Lisette, Tyler J. Barnett, Mark Carpenter and his wife Lea, Angie Reed and her husband Travis and Tim Smith and his wife Angie; nine great-grandchildren; and one nephew, Lonnie Barnett of Savannah.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Anna Elizabeth (Travis) Howard; one brother, S.W. Barnett; and one sister-in-law, Pearl Barnett.
Services were held on Tuesday, May 19, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Mike Moore officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens at Savannah.