James "Jay" Barnette, 89, Brazil, formerly of Greencastle, passed away at Regional Hospital, April 14, 2012, following a brief illness.
He was born April 14, 1923, in Virginia, the son of Malum and Stella (Hood) Barnette. Jay served in the United States Army, in Germany, during WWII. After being honorably discharged from the military, he returned home and worked as a carpenter.
He is survived by his siblings Virginia Edwards, Greencastle, Bill Barnette, Texas, Betty Buchanan (Edward), Cloverdale, Kathy Light, Martinsville, and Bob Barnette (Pat), California.
Graveside services will be at Marion National Cemetery, in Madison, Ind., Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 2 p.m., with military services provided by the American Legion Post 9. French Funeral Home assisted with local arrangements.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.