Jack A. Barnett Sr., 94, of Etowah, passed away at his home Monday morning, Sept. 18, 2017.
He was born in Hilliard, Ohio, later moved to Florida, then to Etowah, where he met Eddie Mae and her family, Rebecca “Becky,” Amanda, and little Sierra Belle.
He loved to go watch Sierra play baseball with the boys, and also participate in karate. He enjoyed the fact she loved to help him work in the yard with his flowers. She would help him cut weeds and grass and haul it to the street — he loved her so much and she loved him. To Sierra, Jack was her “Grandpa Jack.” She planned a birthday party for his 93rd birthday and picked out the cake herself.
He also loved Amanda and Becky. They were the girls he never had. He lost stepdaughter Becky to cancer on June 22, 2014. She was a loss he, and we, never got over.
He leaves behind a host of family and friends; his sons: Tom, Jerry and Sandy, Jack Jr. and Dinah, and Bobby and Tammy Barnett, all their family members, including daughter-in-law, Cathey Haghighi; and special friends: Lloyd Burns and Anita Jones.
He will be missed most of all by Eddie Mae, who loved him very much.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at the Conasauga Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the chapel of the Serenity Funeral Home of Etowah, and again from noon to1:30 p.m. on Saturday prior to the graveside service.
For online condolences, please visit www.serenityfunerals.com.
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