Clarence Barnett - 71, of Raeford North Carolina passed away peacefully in his home on the morning of March 30th, 2020. Clarence was born in Roxboro, North Carolina on April 24th, 1948 to the late Rivers Lee Barnett and James Waddell Barnett.
Clarence attended Persons County High School in Roxboro, North Carolina and later joined the United States Army. Clarence was a proud member of the United States Army, serving 21 years during which he fought in both the Vietnam War and the Desert Storm War before being honorably discharged as a 1st Sergeant, a title that he never took lightly.
Clarence retired from the United States Postal Service after being employed for 30 years as a Mail Clerk. He was a proud and diligent worker that took his job seriously.
He was a family man that his family could count on for anything, if you called on him rest assure he will be there to help. He loved his family and would do whatever it took to comfort them. He was a man of many words and sometimes he would give you tough love if he deemed it necessary but at the time making sure you are okay.
His love for basketball was out of this world and he knew his stats about any team, so if you were courageous to step to him, you better come correct. He was fully committed to his March Madness sports. He also enjoyed playing cards with friends & family. If you knew Clarence you also know that he loved his music and dancing, even if that meant he was the only person on the dance floor, making him the life of any party. He will greatly be missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rivers L. Barnett and James W. Barnett; two brothers, James R. Barnett and Russel Barnett (Gladys sister in-law); one sister, Amelia Barnett; and Brothers/Sisters In-law Pearl, Leslie, Pauline, Carnelia, Jenny, Bertha, Willie, Thomas and Herman.
Clarence is survived by his lovely wife Doris Barnett; two daughters of New York City, Jacqueline Barnett & Karen Manigault; one grand-daughter of South Carolina, Kimberly Harris; Ethel Singleton (sister), Elaine Coleman (sister), Eddie (brother in-law), Julia Savoy (sister), George Barnett (brother). He also is remembered with love by four step-children; Andre, Jaqueline, Calvin and Michael along with his brother and sister in-law Alex McMillan, Catherine McCall and a host of other step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews & cousins.
A private funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 12 PM.
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