ANDERSON, S.C. - William ╥Bill╙ Barnette, 88, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2011.
Born in Commerce, he was the son of William Young and Elbertice Hix Barnette. He was the spouse to Sara C. Barnette. He was the owner of Barnette╒s Garage in Anderson, S.C. for over 30 years and a Veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his children, Gary Barnette, Tonya Barnette Sosebee and husband, Ronnie, Michael Callaham, David Callaham, Steve Callaham and wife, Joy, Eddie Callaham, Cathy Mundy and husband Roger, Elaine Nash and husband, Marcus, Debbie Perkins and Sharon Machen, all of Anderson, S.C.; sister, Donie Driver; brothers, Rapheal and Beeman Barnette, Georgia; 19 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and spouse he is predeceased by a son, Rodney Barnette; and a sister Louise Trotter.
Funeral services will be held in the Woodlawn-Sosebee Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 2 p.m. with Wendell Bannister, Lillian Pruitt, and grandson David Lee Callaham officiating. Internment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with grandsons serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
The family will be at the home of daughter Tonya B. Sosebee at 1740 Danbury Lane, Anderson, S.C.
Woodlawn-Sosebee Funeral Home and Cremation Services are assisting the family with arrangements.