John Rockwell Barnett

Published 9:50 pm Saturday, November 28, 2015

John Rockwell Barnett, 92, of Groves passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at Mid-Jefferson Extended Care Hospital in Nederland.

He was born on February 5, 1923 to Leah Irene Stuckey Barnett and Roy Calhoun Barnett in Mercury, Texas. John has been a resident of the area since the late 1930’s.

He served in the U. S. Navy as a radio operator in the Pacific during World War II.

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John retired from the U. S. Postal Service as a letter carrier after 35 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dorothy Jeger Barnett and his son, Mark Daniel Barnett.

John is survived by his two sons, Donald Wayne Barnett and his wife, Bobbie of Bridge City, John R. “Rocky” Barnett and his wife, Billie of Port Arthur, his daughter-in-law, Melinda Badon of Groves, six grandchildren, Angie Williams, Sondra Barnett, Danielle Barnett, Chris Barnett, Marci Krautner and Melissa Barnes, six great grandchildren.

He is also survived by his sister, Mary Roy of Groves, two brothers, Billy Barnett of Beaumont, Jamie Barnett of Vidor along with numerous nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Monday, November 30, 2015 from Noon till 2:00 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be at 2:00 PM in the Thompson Memorial Chapel at Clayton Thompson. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.