Glenn E. Barnett Sr. 1945 – 2021
YOUNGSTOWN — On July 14, 2021, Glenn Edward Barnett Sr. gained his Heavenly wings. He had been ill for a while. When God softly whispered into his ear, it was time for him to take his rest.
Mr. Barnett was born May 9, 1945, in Youngstown, a son of Charles A. Sr. and Catherine Blanchard Barnett.
He graduated from East High School in 1963. He then went on to serve in the Navy where he was the only black radar man on his ship. He worked for U.S. Steel as an electrician and then went on to work for Xerox, where he was the first black district manager. He also worked in maintenance at the Towel Supply Co. and then worked at Packard Electric as a wireman. He was the quartermaster at the Donald F. Lockett Post 6488. He was an avid bowler and belonged to many leagues through the years, including The Youngstown Travelers.
He leaves to cherish his memories his sons, Glenn E. Jr. and Terrance E. (Marlene) Barnett, and a daughter, Kelly D. Barnett, all of Youngstown; three brothers; William Sr. (Roslyn) Barnett of Tacoma, Wash., and Robert Sr. (Linda) and Percy (Christal) Barnett, both of Youngstown; a sister Karen (James Sr.) Stanford of Youngstown; his grandchildren; Sydnee, Zana, Myla, Amilia, Glenn III, Cheyenne and Da’Nasia; great-grandchildren, King, Legend and Liyah Rose; his best friends, Ralph Stoddard and Greg Lemons — with special thanks to Greg for helping to care for him; Cee Cee and the rest of the VFW crew; his bowling friends; and a host of many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret Helen Barnett; four brothers, Charles Jr., Henry “Marty,” Raymond and Daryl; and his sister, Beatrice Barnett.
Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 23, 2021, at L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home. Guests are asked to wear masks and to practice social distancing. Guests also are asked not to linger after viewing at the funeral home. Services for the family will begin at 11 a.m.