In Memory

Jd Barnett:

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, James Daniel Barnett passed away due to heart failure in West Yellowstone, Montana at the age of 68.

JD was born on February 15, 1951 to Jack and Judy (McAllister) Barnett in Watonga, Oklahoma. He graduated from Brazosport High School in Freeport, Texas and served a two-year mission in Austria. He attended Texas Tech and then Brigham Young University, earning a degree in Chemical Engineering. JD worked as an engineer in many locations in the U.S. and abroad including Oklahoma, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, New Mexico, California, Venezuela, and Dubai.

JD loved the outdoors. His intrepid sense of adventure and the joy he found in the rugged beauty of the West led him to appreciate a variety of hobbies. He loved outdoor photography, camping, fishing, birdwatching, kayaking, skiing, cycling, scuba diving and more. JD also had a deep love of art and literature. He read voraciously and visited museums around the world.

JD was preceded in death by his mother, Judy, and his father, Jack. He is survived by his two children, Jennifer and Daniel, three siblings, Carolyn, Michael, and Linda, four grandchildren, Isaac, Maiah, Hannah, and Jonah, two nieces, a nephew, many cousins, and hundreds of friends around the globe.

A family memorial service will be held in San Antonio, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to either the American Heart Association or the Ehlers Danlos Society.

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11/14/19 11:51 AM #1    

Carrol Reneau (Jeffers)

I apologize for the delay in posting this notice.  I was out of the country at the time and when I returned . . . I just didn't want to.  We've lost so many in a very short time.  I'll miss Jim's wit and intellect.  RIP, Jim. 

This was the original notice that his children posted on Facebook: 

It is with a heavy heart that Jennifer Barnett Davis and I, Daniel Barnett let everyone know that our father passed away on October 8th, 2019 in West Yellowstone, Montana from a heart attack. We are told it was quick and he did not suffer. Our father died doing what he loved, traveling the West and providing us all with amazing stories and pictures of people, places, and wildlife that he loved. We will leave his facebook page as a memorial so that all of us can relive his adventures. He will be missed greatly. Below is his obituary. A family service will be held in San Antonio, Texas. Thank you all for being part of his life.

11/14/19 12:33 PM #2    

Alice Day (Smith)

Jim and I had many classes together. He was always fun, but smart as a fox. He will be missed. Seems his life was full and filled with meeting all the desires of his heart. Until later Jim......

11/15/19 09:59 AM #3    

Virginia Smock (Brant)

His smile lit up the room.  Thank you, Jim, for for showing in high school, the joy of life that the rest of your life displayed.

11/15/19 02:58 PM #4    

Harold Johnstone

Jim was one of my good buddies from elementary school on.  We had a lot of classes together and often hung out with some other guys on weekends.  One of my favorite memories is competing along with Jim on Brazosport High's undefeated Prep Bowl team.  I was really hoping to see Jim again at our 50th reunion, but he had other plans.  We will miss you, my friend.

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