MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, Oct. 11 at Bond Memorial Chapel for Mr. Barnett, 86, of Lebanon.
Born Nov. 11, 1924 in Romance, AR to the late Hermon and Nancy Rodgers Barnett, he died Oct. 8, 2011.
A proud U.S. Navy Veteran who served on the U.S.S. Louisville in the Pacific Theatre during World War II, Mr. Barnett was a Deacon of the 1st Assembly of God Church.
He enjoyed volunteering at churches and food banks.
Burial was at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include: the love of his life Naomi Barnett of Lebanon; daughters Diane (James) Heath of Mt. Juliet and Robin G. Barnett of Memphis; sister Lorene Barnett of Searcy, AR and grandchildren Corey M. (Amy N.) Barnes of Mt. Juliet, April D. (Woodrow) Barnett Graves of Lebanon, Sunny N. (Kindell) Barnett Stephens of Mt. Juliet, Mackenzie Morgan Roberts of Memphis, Lori M. Gill of Mt. Juliet and Kelley J. Robinson of Cromwell, CT.
Also surviving are 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Active pallbearers: great-grandsons Chase Chambers, Jonathan Wallace, Ryan Allen, Dustin Graves, Joseph Stephens and Isaac Stephens.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son, Gary Mitchell and siblings, Ervin Barnett and Lucille Barnett Stroud.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, Mt. Juliet.