BARNETTE, JR., John Entered into eternal life on the morning of July 19, 2007, John Graham Barnette, Jr., husband of Rachel Willis Barnette of Goose Creek, SC. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Barnette are invited to attend the funeral services of the former at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 100 S. Goose Creek Blvd., Goose Creek, Saturday, July 21, 2007, at 2:30PM. Interment with military honors will follow at Carolina Memorial Gardens, 7113 Rivers Ave., North Charleston. The family will receive friends Friday, July 20, 2007 from 6-8:00PM at the funeral home. Mr. Barnette was born October 16, 1929 in Charlotte, NC, son of John G. Barnette, Sr. and Gladys Yarborough Barnette. He was a 1948 graduate of Carlisle Military School, Camden, SC. He attended The Citadel. Mr. Barnette was a Korean War Air Force veteran and retired as a Grounds Foreman and Golf Course Superintendent at Charleston Air Force Base. A true patriot, Mr. Barnette was a member of the Executive Board of American Legion Post 166, and the V.F.W Goose Creek Lodge; he served as Past Chairman of Concerned Taxpayers of Berkeley County, and was a former elected member of Goose Creek City Council. Active in local organizations Mr. Barnette was a Mason and member of Goose Creek Lodge 401, a member of the Scottish Rite and a Shriner belonging to the Omar Temple. He was Past Chairman of US Golf Course Superintendent’s Association, and a past member of the Board of Directors of Carolina Golf Course Association. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Rachel Willis Barnette, four daughters: Yarboro Barnette Winkle (George) of Summerville, Theresa Barnette Reed (Robert) of Mt. Pleasant, Suzan Barnette Familia (Richard) of North Charleston, and Jeannie Barnette Singletary (Erik) of Sumter; son, John Graham Barnette III (Tammy) of Summerville, three sisters: Jeannie Barnette Auten of Belmont, NC, Yarboro Barnette Lloyd (Brown) of Knoxville, TN, 17 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends. His sister, Dorothy Barnette Carnes, and two brothers-in-law, Oscar Carnes, and George Auten, preceded him in death. Condolences may be sent via www.mcalister-smith.com. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths.
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