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Jackie Dean Barnett / October 08, 2020

Jackie Dean Barnett, 73, of Halifax County, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. He was born in Ford, Kansas on Jan. 21, 1947, son of the late Ivan Paul Barnett and the late Florene Margaret Nolder Barnett. He was married to Dixie Lee Jones Barnett, who survives, and was of the Baptist Faith. Jackie was a 20-year Navy Vietnam era veteran and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Mr. Barnett is survived by his wife, Dixie Lee Jones Barnett of Halifax; two daughters, Sonia Barnett Carver of Timberlake, N.C. and Mona Barnett Schisler (Chad) of Santa Rosa, Calif.; grandchildren, Zavier “Nate” Carver of Virginia Beach, Madyson Tingen of Santa Rosa, Calif., Carsyn Schisler of Santa Rosa, Calif.; siblings, Margaret Coker of Hutchinson, Kansas, Ann Orr of Bartlesville, Ok., Sue Torson of Dighton, Kansas, David Barnett of Irwin, Pa., Dennis Barnett of Glen St. Mary, Fla., Randy Barnett of Bar Nunn, Wy., Pat Barnett of Wright, Kansas, Steve Barnett of Dighton, Kansas, Michael Barnett of Bucklin, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by one son, John B. Reese Jr. and brothers Les, Jim, Jerry and Richard Barnett.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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