Johnny Barnett

Johnny Barnett, 81 of Wellington, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020.

Graveside services took place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 11 in North Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Noah Downing, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating.

Arrangements were by Adams Funeral Home of Wellington.

Joe Martin, Larry Waters, Brian Kane, J.D. Hamby, Joel Sherwood, Raymond Fike, Jim Ingram and Jerry Haralson served as honorary pallbearers.

Born on August 18, 1939 at Caney, Okla. to Charlie R. and Birdie Davis Barnett, Johnny married Adelle Ward on July 7, 1961 in Wellington. He attended school at Quail and served three years in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany.

Johnny worked as a meat cutter in Guymon, Okla. and for Furr’s in Amarillo. Then he sold trucks for Hudiburg Chevrolet in Amarillo for seven years where he earned many top sales awards. With his wife Adelle, they owned and operated the City Grocery in Wellington from 1979 to 2001.

Johnny was a former member of the Wellington Volunteer Fire Department, the Wellington Volunteer Ambulance Service and the Wellington Housing Authority Board. He was a former reserve deputy and more recently, had been a jailer for the Collingsworth County Sheriff’s Office. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the V.F.W.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Ladean and Mildred, and two brothers, Raymond and Donnie.

Johnny’s survivors include his wife Adelle of Wellington; his daughter Charlotte Watts and her husband Larry of Canyon; a son Hank Barnett of Wellington; two brothers, Jackie Barnett and his wife Pat of Wellington and Bobby Barnett and his wife Bert of Waxahachie; 10 grandchildren, Timothy Hall and wife Sheryl, Ashley Smith and husband Daniel, Evan Hall, Braeden Holm, Mackenzie Hill, Madilyn Watts, Malori Watts and Austin, Logan and Ryan Barnett; and four great grandchildren, Cadence “Sweetie,” Taydam, Rowan and Whittyn.

The family suggests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 415 W. 8th St., Amarillo, TX 79109, or your favorite charity.

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