Jerry W. Barnett Sr.
1944 - 2020
Jerry W. Barnett

December 30, 1944 - November 17, 2020

Jerry Wayne Barnett Sr. joined the church triumphant on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at the age of 75, surrounded by family.

Born on December 30, 1944 in Roanoke, Va. to Fred Albert and Bertha Brown Barnett, Jerry was the youngest of six brothers and sisters. He was a member of Northside High School's first graduating class in 1963. Jerry married the love of his life, Charlotte White Barnett, in 1966. He graduated the College of William and Mary in 1967 and received a master's degree from Lynchburg College in 1986.

Jerry served in the United States Army from 1968 until 1972. He then worked for the State of Virginia, retiring with 38 years of service. Jerry also served many years as an adjunct professor at National Business College in Salem. A member of Salem Presbyterian Church since 1965, he served as an ordained elder, deacon, and Sunday school teacher. Jerry also served and held many positions with the Edgewood Lions Club of Virginia.

Jerry was preceded in death by siblings, Fred Albert Barnett Jr., Georgia Barnett White, Fergie Barnett, Thomas Marvin Barnett and Ellen Barnett Poff.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Charlotte White Barnett; son, Jerry Wayne Barnett Jr.; son, Robert Alan Barnett and daughter-in-law, Katherine Marriah Barnett and their children, Jackson Robert and Victoria Regan.

A graveside service will be held at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem on Friday, December 4, 2020, at 2 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to Salem Presbyterian Church.
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Published by Roanoke Times on Dec. 1, 2020.
Graveside service
Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem
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Our Deepest Sympathy during this difficult time of your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers! May God give you Comfort & Peace!
Judy & Phillip White
December 2, 2020
Jerry was such a gentleman. He was a kind, wonderful person who will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Judy Goodwin
December 2, 2020
Charlotte I am so sorry for your loss, it's hard for people to understand the emptyness you feel loosing your better half after being with them and having them by your side for so long. Your boys will be there for you and I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Teresa Craighead
December 2, 2020
I´m sorry to hear of Jerry´s passing My Uncle was Fred (Barney) Jr. Also attended Northside with Jerry My thoughts and prayers are with you
Terry Nabers
December 1, 2020
As a member of the Northside Class of '63, I want to extend my deepest sympathy in the loss of Jerry. We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in the thoughts and prayers of so many. We pray that knowing there are those who care will bring you some small comfort in these sad, sad days. With my deepest sympathy, Betty Kirby Grisso
Betty Grisso
December 1, 2020
I had Mr. Barnett at National Business College the first year he taught. Good teacher and a very nice man.
Joe Ann Sprigings
December 1, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss. Jerry was a great colleague during my time in workforce development. I loved his smile when he talked about his family. We and I often compared phone photos to see who had the best grandbaby pictures. There is no telling the trickledown effect his work at VEC will have in this valley and beyond for many years to come. Prayers for your family.
Doloris Vest
December 1, 2020