He was born in Amo, Ind., Jan. 15, 1935, to Malum and Stella (Hood) Barnette. Jack joined the United States Army and served during the Korean War, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He met Bertie Bemis while working at the Putnam County Hospital. They married Oct. 21, 1961. Bertie passed away April 6, 2010, after 49 years of marriage. Jack worked at Adams Ala Carte' retiring after more than 25 years of service to the company. After retirement, he worked for Roses Auto Sales and Gurley Leep Auto Sales.
In his free time, he enjoyed working in his garage, fishing, watching NASCAR racing, traveling, taking short trips with Bertie and spending time outdoors. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He attended the Putnamville Baptist Church and enjoyed watching Christian Television with Bertie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Alberta "Bertie" Barnette, son Jack Barnette Jr., brother Roy Barnette, Arthur Barnette, and sister Geraldine Lawson.
He is survived by his daughter Lisa Alsip and husband Scott, Brazil, son Brad Barnette and wife Tammy, Greencastle, grandchildren Jessica Barnette, Lucas Alsip, Joshua Alsip, Tyler Stevens, Ashley Stevens, Sophia Barnette and Nicholas Barnette, sisters Virginia Edwards, Betty Buchanan and husband Edward, and Kathy Light, brothers James Barnette, Bill Barnette and Robert Barnette, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel Friday, April 30, 2010, at 1 p.m., with Scott Alsip officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday, from 11 a.m. until time of services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association National Center 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.
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