James E. Barnett

September 22, 1948 — December 25, 2011

James E. Barnett

James E. ""Jim Bob"" Barnett, age 63 of Omaha, IL died Sunday, December 25, 2011 in Ferrell Hospital, Eldorado, IL. Jim was born on September 22, 1948 in Virginia to John W. and Louise (Grindstaff) Barnett. Jim was retired from the Scot Lad and Roundy's Company after 31 years. He was a member of the Teamsters, Local 347. Jim Bob never met a stranger, always had smile and kind word for you. He loved the outdoors but mostly being around his friends and family. He was a good man and will be missed.

He is survived by his son, Johnny Barnett of McLeansboro, his mother Louise Barnett of McLeansboro, a brother, Randy (Connie) Barnett of McLeansboro, a sister, Margaret (Charlie) Lane of Geff, IL, His companion, Linda Isom of Omaha, 2 Grandchildren, Mason and Morgan, a Great Granddaughter, 7 Step Children, 16 Step Grandchildren, and 2 Step Gr. Gr. Grandchildren, along with nieces Miranda Cross and Mindy Frailey. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Raymond Barnett.

Visitation for Jim Bob, will be on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A funeral service will immediately follow at 7:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Darrell Ford officiating. Per Jim Bob's wishes, cremation will follow and the ashes will be interred later privately.

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