Willie Barrentine 

Published 3:27 pm Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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Willie Barrentine

January 12, 2021


Willie Barrentine, 86, of Climax, Ga., passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

The graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Brad Gleeson officiating. Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are asked to maintain the recommended safe social distancing of six feet and/or wear protective masks in accordance with the State of Georgia guidelines.

Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to Attapulgus Church of God, 510 S. Main Street, Attapulgus, GA 39815 or Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Randall Jones, 4214 Thomasville Road, Climax, GA 39834.

Willie Jackson Barrentine was born June 26, 1934 in Donalsonville, Ga., the son of William Henry Barrentine and Delois Dawson Barrentine. He was a graduate of Seminole County High School and went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army. He married Gloria Jean Cohick and they made their home in Decatur County. Willie retired from Englehard and was a member of Attapulgus Church of God.

Willie never met a stranger. He was quite social and rarely missed an opportunity to visit. He loved talking and telling jokes almost as much as he loved Diet Coke and peanuts. Willie always had a project of some sort going on. He worked on lawnmowers and mowed grass in his spare time. Every week he made sure the church yard was freshly mowed and looking good for Sunday services. He was gentle in spirit and kind in his ways. Those that had the privilege of knowing Willie got a glimpse of a true servant’s heart.

Survivors include his children, Darla Bergbower and her husband, Jack, of Bainbridge, Ga. and Dennis Barrentine and his wife, Lisa, of Williamsport, Pa.; his brother, Bill Barrentine and his wife, MaryAnn, of Lake City, Fla.; his grandchildren, Barry, Lesley, Danielle, Brittany, Phillip and Wynielle; and his great-grandchildren, Jaiden, Nadiyah, Tera, Phillip and Daniel. In addition to his parents, Willie was preceded in death by the love of his life, Gloria Jean Barrentine; and his siblings, Betty Moulton and James Earl Barrentine.