John Lawson Barnette

Published 10:27 am Thursday, October 27, 2022

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Mr. John Lawson Barnette, 94, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2022 at Rex Holly Springs Hospital.

He was born Feb. 13, 1928 in Taylorsville, son of Richard Henderson Barnette and Addie Misenheimer Barnette.

Mr. Barnette graduated from Taylorsville High School, served for two years in the U.S. Army, and graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College with degrees in social studies and business.  He also received a master’s degree from UNC-G.  Mr. Barnette taught history and government at South Point High School in Belmont, and also served as an assistant principal and guidance counselor. Mr. Barnette was a member of First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by: his wife, Linda Hartley Barnette of the home; his son, Steve Barnette (Pam) of Holly Springs; and 2 grandchildren, Katie Barnette of Charlotte and Quinn Barnette of Durham.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29 at Lambert Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lori Anne Bowen officiating. The service will be available to view on the funeral home website. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service.

In lieu of flowers please consider a charity of donor’s choice.

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