James Edward Barnette

Published 2:42 pm Friday, June 11, 2021

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James Edward Barnette, 75, of Advance, died on June 8, 2021 from his home in Davie County.

He was born July 8, 1945 in Lewis County, W.Va., son of the late Ernest Ray Barnette and the late Mary (Carpenter) Barnette. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Jean Donaldson, and brothers Ray and Joe Barnette.

He attended Grafton Ohio Schools. He worked as a sales manager for CIBA Vision for 35 years, retiring in 2012. He  then worked part time for Bermuda Run Country Club for seven years enjoying the members he met. He met Debbie Mae (Savage) Barnette, and was married in 1973 in Elyria, Ohio. He was of the Baptist faith and lived his life close to the Lord. He enjoyed being with his family, traveling, slow pitch softball and music. He loved playing golf with his wife, grandsons, family and friends.

Survivors: his wife, Debbie Barnette; daughters, Stephanie Owen (Tyler) of Winston-Salem, Yvonne Brinson (Roy) of Summerfield, Ohio; a brother, David Barnette of Elyria; grandchildren, Jason McFrederick (Leann), Erika Moore (Chad), Beck Owen, Evan Owen; and great-grandchildren Brylee, Allie, and Emma McFrederick and Kason Moore.

There will be no funeral services.

Memorials: Community Home Care & Hospice of Statesville, 1308 Davie Ave, Statesville, 28677; or to First Tee of Central Carolina, https://firstteecentralcarolina.org/donate/.

Condolences: www.daviefuneralservice.com.