John Estes “Red” Barnett

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John Estes “Red” Barnett

  • Birth 29 Mar 1935 Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 9 Jun 2012 Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 91740270

JOHN ESTES "Red" BARNETT passed away June 9, 2012 at Methodist Hospice after a lengthy illness. John was born March 29, 1935 in Nashville, but moved to Memphis where he attended Frayser High School.

He was an active member of Decatur Trinity Christian Church, where he served as a deacon and was always ready to accept any task asked of him.

He was a proud veteran of the United States Army an retired after 34 years of service from the Memphis Fire Department as Battalion Chief. Afterwards, he enjoyed working as a courier for Symbion-Moga for 12 years.

John was preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle Wagenstein and his brother, Charles Barnett.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 58 years, Carolyn "Ricky" Barnett; one son, John Estes Barnett, Jr.; a grandson, Jay Barnett (Amy); a granddaughter, Mandy Biggs (Robert); a great-granddaughter, Grayson Biggs and great-grandson, expected in July, Robert Myers Biggs.

Visitation and service at Forest Hill Funeral Home, with burial following.


Published in The Commercial Appeal on June 11, 2012


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  • Created by: Linda Wayman
  • Added: 10 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91740270
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Estes “Red” Barnett (29 Mar 1935–9 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91740270, citing Forest Hill Cemetery East, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Linda Wayman (contributor 47152231) .