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Gary Arnold Barnette

January 7, 1940 - November 17, 2019

Gary Arnold Barnette, 79, died November 17, 2019.  Gary was born in Bedford, PA to the late Gary Alden and Anna Schoenefeld Barnette.  He was a veteran, having served in the US Marine Corps.  Before becoming ill, Gary enjoyed fishing, crabbing, watching old movies and helping stray cats.  He was predeceased by his brother, Joseph Barnette.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Joyce Lynn Barnette; sons, Thomas Alden Barnette of Ocracoke, NC and Kenneth Austin Barnette and his wife Zoe Ann of Chesapeake; grandchildren, Thomas Gary Barnette, Timothy Ryan Barnette, Daisey Lynn Barnette, Lillian Grace Danielle Barnette, and Victoria Thornton; and a host of other family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cat Rescue Inc., 1917 Benefit Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23322.  Express condolences to the family below.

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Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


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