Cecil was born July 13, 1937 to the late Daniel Augusta Barnett and Pauline Green Barnett. He was also preceded in death by his son, Michael Barnett; his brothers and sisters, Marion Barnett, Milton Barnett, Mildred Newcombe, Joe Barnett and Dorothy Schultz.
He retired from J.P. Stevens as a pipe fitter. He was an active member of the AMVETS and he never met a stranger, loved everybody and would help anybody.
Cecil is survived by his wife, Joanne Barnett; his son William Cecil Barnett, Jr. and wife Shanda of Willow Spring, NC; his grandson, William Ross Barnett of Raleigh; his brothers, Calvin Barnett of Pensacola, FL, and Steve Barnett of Bryan’s Road, MD; his sister, Christine Pridgen of Wilson.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, August 17, 2017 in the chapel of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service with Rev. Jerry Waters officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery in Weldon with military honors. The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 1:30 prior to the service.
Online condolences may be sent to www.hockadayfs.com.