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.