John Stewart “Johnny” Barnett

Published 9:52 am Monday, July 18, 2022

Mr. John Stewart “Johnny” Barnett, 80 years of age, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022.  Services for Mr. Barnett will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 18, at the Bainbridge Church of God.  Sister Debra Boozer and Rev. Ryan Carnes will officiate.  Mr. Barnett will be interred in Oak City Cemetery.  Gary Wood, Jr., Donny Belcher, III, Bradley Watts, Brandon Watts, Jonathan Barnett, and Dustin Booth will serve as pallbearers.  The family will receive friends Sunday, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., at the Cadwell Chapel of Cox Funeral Home.

John Stewart Barnett was born July 13, 1942, in Suwannee, Georgia.  His parents, Jackson Arnold Barnett and Maxine Swansburg Barnett have preceded him in death.

First and foremost, Johnny Barnett was an example of Christian love.  Around the age of 20 years, he was ordained to preach the Gospel by the Gospel Missions Association.  He lived a life reflective of his calling.  Johnny had a servant’s heart.  He was always ready to help.  He would go that extra mile.  From offering a heartfelt smile or handshake to giving you a place to sleep in his home, he demonstrated his love for people.  Johnny was a member of The Potter’s House congregation.  He not only ministered locally but, participated in many mission trips to Central America, Mexico and other locations.

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Johnny would say he could, “fix anything, including a broken heart”. Mr. Barnett was a talented auto mechanic.  He could repair anything.

He loved to make people smile.  He said he never met an ugly woman.  He would tell all women they were beautiful, and (in some cases) he knew God would forgive the little fib.

The second love in the life of Johnny Barnett was his family.  He grew up

1 of 8 children.  Each member of his family knew they were dearly loved by their brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He and his wife Isabel were married 23 years.  He was caring and involved in his family’s lives.

A blessing to those around him and the center of a large loving family, Johnny Barnett will be missed by his large family and many, many friends.

John Stewart Barnett is survived by his wife, Teodora Isabel Vasquez Barnett; his children, Sheron (Donny) Belcher, Vickie (John David) Prickett, Jeff (Marti) Barnett, Sabrina Watts, Edwin Sanchez, Jose “Tito” (Alejandra Moreno) Sanchez, Rossy Velasquez (Dennis Meza) and Ada Velasquez (Eric Vickers); grandchildren, Donald (& Brittany) Belcher, Allyson (& Juan) Gil, Gary (& Sheila) Wood, Chris (& Davelyne) Hines, Jonathan Barnett, Dustin Booth, Ricky Gipson, Jr., Tabitha Hernandez, Danielle Barnett, Jenna (& Jeff) Keller, Kristin Fowler, Bradley Watts, Brandon (Raelyn) Watts, Brittney Watts, Rick (& Jen) Whittenberger, Jr., Leslye Paulin Moreno, Donovan Cox Moreno, Lexye Sanchez Moreno, Missy Sanchez, Stephen Meza, Dannah Meza, Alani Velasquez, Aubrianna Vickers, Eliana Vickers; great-grandchildren, Melody Belcher, Ryan Belcher, Alexandria Belcher, Aidan Belcher, Catalina Belcher, Garrison Armes, Alister Armes, Wyatt (& Haylie) Wood, Macy (& Tyler Sims) Wood, Micah Wood, Ashton Hines, Jonas Booth, Kayden Booth, Nathan Dean, Abigail Dean, Kaylie Hernandez, Ethaneal Barnett, Emma Rowe, Lily Rowe, Browning Watts, Bowden Watts, Braylee Watts, Bria Ali, Bella Calloway Moreno, Easton Calloway Moreno; siblings, Lucy Windham and Margie Nichols; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Jackie Barnett, Emmaline Nolan, Nancy Brown, David Barnett, and Pat Chester; grandson Christopher Ashley Hines; and daughter Donna Jane Barnett.

Memorial donations may be made in honor of Mr. Barnett to Operation Christmas Child Shipping, P. O. Box 3000, Boone, North Carolina 28607.

On-line condolences may be sent at  Cox Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.