John B. Barnett III, 72, of Hannibal, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at the Hannibal Regional Hospital.

John B. Barnett III, 72, of Hannibal, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012,  at the Hannibal Regional Hospital.  
John was born Oct. 17, 1940, in  Hannibal, Mo., to John  B. and Lora Katherine Brown Barnett, Jr
John was married to Carolyn Sue Hetheriton June 8, 1985, at the Calvary Baptist Church, Hannibal, Mo. She survives of the home.     
Survivors include children, Missa Jo (Kevin) Gerveler of Ewing, Mo., John B. (Kim) Barnett IV of Palmyra and Dawn Renee (Kane) McGlothlin of Palmyra; sister-in-law, Judy Barnett of Palmyra; grandchildren, Ashley (Michael) Lay of Lenexa, Kan., Kelsey and Abbey Gerveler of Ewing, Mo., Evan and Blake Barnett of Palmyra, and Kenady and MaKayla McGlothlin of Palmyra; great-granddaughter, Lila Lay of Lenexa; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Wayne Barnett.    
Mr. Barnett worked for Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company in Quincy, Ill. Also, he worked on the family farm prior to his decline in health.
John was a 1959 graduate of Palmyra High School. Following graduation he was drafted into the United States Army and served his country during the Vietnam War.
He was a member of the Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post No. 55 in Hannibal, Mo. John was a devout member of Calvary Baptist Church in Hannibal, Mo.     
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. The Rev. Jeff Anderson will officiate. Burial with military honors will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra, Mo.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Music Department.   
Pallbearers will be John B. Barnett, IV, Travis Barnett, Troy Barnett, Kane McGlothlin, Kevin Gerveler and Michael Lay.
Honorary pallbearers will be Al Haskins, Dick Hamm and Otis Woodson.
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