Age 78, of Lansing, MI, passed away on October 23, 2015. He was born in Lansing on May 12, 1937, to Robert L., Sr. and Virginia V. (MacKinder) Barnett. He was a graduate of Grayling High School, a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, a former City of Lansing Police Officer, and retired as a Sergeant of Security for General Motors, Oldsmobile Div. Bob was a youth coach in hockey, basketball and softball.
Surviving are: his wife, Helen; 3 children, Steve (Lisa) Barnett, David (Tina) Barnett and Jeannine Barnett; and 6 grandchildren, Jacob, Sy, Jack, Garrett, Jillian Farkas and Ben Farkas. He was preceded in death by a wife Mary Lou in 1993. The family wishes to give a special thank you to Gunnisonville Meadows Assisted Living for the care they gave their father, and to his dear friend Jerry Gordon.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 29, 2015, at Deepdale Memorial Gardens with Pastor Steven Brown officiating. Morley S. Oates Post #701, VFW will provide Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gunnisonville Meadows Assisted Living; 1758 E. Clark Rd., Lansing, MI 48906. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes.