Roger Barnett, age 84 of Jonesboro, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel. Private family inurnment will be at Jonesboro Cemetery.
Roger was born December 23, 1936 in the Ater Community to the late Johnnie and Chlora Blacklock Barnett. He lived in the Slater Community until age three, when the family moved to Gatesville. He attended school in Gatesville, graduating from Gatesville High School in 1955.
He married JoAnn Gartman on September 9, 1955. He began working in McGregor for Phillips Petroleum until moving to Chula Vista, CA in 1958, to work for Rohr Aircraft in the tooling and die department. While there he completed classes specializing in Mathematics and Mechanics for Engineering. He served in the Texas Army National Guard and California Army National Guard. Roger and JoAnn moved back to Texas in 1960. He worked for a few years with his brother, Quinton rebuilding cars until he went to work at Rocketdyne where he stayed until his retirement in 1991. Roger was known for his ability to build anything. If he could sketch it on a napkin, he could build it and always with precision. He enjoyed deer hunting with JoAnn, and his family. After retirement, he loved raising cattle and farming. He had the “fattest” cows in Coryell County. Roger was a member and deacon at White Hall Baptist Church and his faith in Jesus was evident in his daily life. He welcomed everyone into his home and treated them as family.
Roger was preceded in death by his wife in 2007; and a brother, Quinton Barnett.
He is survived by his son, Joel Barnett and wife, Cynthia of Robinson, daughter, Brenda Shirley and husband, David of Jonesboro; eight grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. He is also survived by multiple nieces and nephews, and family friend Patty Voss who tirelessly and lovingly cared for Roger over the past few months. +
The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to Rhonda Manns and Beth Whitsell with Elara Hospice and Dr. Charles Johnson with Hamilton Healthcare.
For those desiring, the family has requested memorials be made to Pearl Church of Christ, 6790 FM 183, Evant, TX 76525 or Meadowbrook Baptist Church Building Fund, 207 N. Robinson Rd., Robinson TX 76706.