BOGART – Jack Clifford Barnette, 84, died Wednesday, February 11, 2009.
Born on September 23, 1924, in Madison County, he was the son of the late James Clifford “Cliff” and Ola Hart Barnette, and stepmother, Addie Powell Barnette. He lived in Madison and Clarke counties most of his life and was a veteran, having served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Athens American Legion Post 20, and during his younger years, he was an active member of Colbert Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday School Superintendent and deacon. Mr. Barnette was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Grady Cheek; stepbrother, Curtis Powell; and stepbrother-in-law, Fred Carter.
Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Sarah Porterfield Barnette, Bogart; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Ken Kelly, Lyman, S.C.; son and daughter-in-law, John and Candi Barnette, Watkinsville; grandchildren and spouses, Matt and Stephanie Ring, Laurie Beth, Cliff and Brittanie ; sister, Ann Threlkel; and brother-in-law, Bill Threlkeld, Asheville, N.C.; step sister-in-law, Betty Powell; step sister, Mary Carter, Forest Park; and other nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 14, at 1 p.m., in the chapel of Bridges Funeral Home with the Revs. Ken Kelly and Dan Fuller officiating. Burial will be in the Colbert Cemetery in Colbert. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, February 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pallbearers will be Matt Ring, Jason Ring, Cliff Barnette, Wayne Cheek, Fred Carter and Gene Powell.
Bridges Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.