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Sgt James Richard Barnette
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1934
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 2012
Bossier City
Bossier Parish
Louisiana, USA

James R. Barnette
December 11, 1934 - March 9, 2012

Benton Funeral services for James R. Barnette will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Boone Funeral Home-Shreveport. Interment will follow in the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday beginning at 10:00 AM to service time.

James, age 77, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Bossier City after a lengthily illness. James was born December 12, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan.

A veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, he served his country in the United States Air Force for 23 years. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for outstanding service to his country from the state of Louisiana. His other awards include the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, and Army of Occupation Medal.

James accomplished numerous endeavors once retired from the United States Air Force. He continued with his education achieving several degrees. He became a real estate broker, a master electrician, and in his spare time he tinkered with cars. James was a good man, husband, provider and father. Although he traveled the world, his heart was always with his family.

Left to cherish beautiful memories of James is his loving wife, Lucille Barnette; his three sisters, Charlotte Hall, Carol Kuhen, and Cathy Rigolout; children, Jessie Herron and husband Keith, James Barnette, Jr. and wife Gail, John Barnette, Leane Sanderson and husband Eric; grandchildren, Kelby Sanderson and Cruz Barnette.

I'm Free
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God has laid to see.
I took His hand when I heard Him call
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, and a loved one's touch.

Behaps my time seemed all too brief
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. G. Henry for his many years of dedicated care. The family would also like to extend special thanks to Dr. Flenigan, Wanda Harris, RN, and the staff who were committed to his well-being, comfort, and Hersey fixes at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home.

Boone Funeral Home
Shreveport, LA 688-5509
Barnette, James R., 77, of Benton, died Friday; services at 11 a.m. Thursday at Boone Funeral Home, Shreveport; burial in Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Keithville.

Published in the Shreveport Times March 13, 2012.
MSgt - Master Sergeant (E-7), US Air Force, Korean, and Vietnam war veteran with 23 years service. Awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army of Occupational Medal, and the Louisiana State Veterans Honor Medal. Honor guard by the Louisiana Patriot Guard Riders. 
Note: GPS +32.26682,-93.93264
Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: Section 4, site 296 (4 296). New interment March 15, 2012.
GPS (lat/lon): 32.26682, -93.93264
Created by: JB BERRY
Record added: Mar 12, 2012
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Sgt James Richard Barnette
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Sgt James Richard Barnette
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Louisiana State Honor Medal. We the people, thank you for your service in defense of freedom. R.I.P. Master Sergeant Barnette.
 Added: Jul. 1, 2012
MSgt - Master Sergeant (E7) is the seventh enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force, just above technical sergeant and below senior master sergeant. It is abbreviated as "MSgt." Advancement to master sergeant is one of the most significant promotions within th...(Read more)
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The Vietnam Service Medal is a military award which was created in 1965 by order of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The medal is issued to recognize military service during the Vietnam War and is authorized to service members in every branch of the U.S. Arme...(Read more)
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