Celebrating the life of CLARENCE JAMES BARNETT
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Clarence James Barnett was born December 13, 1946 to the union of Eddie Houston Barnett and Pearline Callaway Barnett in Athens, Georgia.
Clarence moved to Tampa, Florida in 1959 and attended the public schools of Hillsborough County. He graduated from Howard W. Blake in 1965, where he was known as the “Dancing King”.
Clarence was baptized at an early age at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida.
On August 18, 1967, Clarence enlisted in the United States Army. He served two years of active duty. He was honorably discharged and joined the United States Army Reserve in 1970, where he retired after 20 years. He received numerous honors.
Clarence was employed by the City of Tampa Parks Department for 34 years, as a supervisor; where he received many awards and certificates for his dedication and hard work.
On October 26, 1970 Clarence was united with Scellar B. Branton.
Clarence was preceded in death by his father, Eddie H Barnett; mother, Pearline Billups; and step-father, Leroy Billups, Sr.
Clarence leaves to Cherish his memories, Wife Sceller B; Daughters, Detra Dickson (Walter), Arlene Kelly (Keith), and Katina Barnett; Grandchildren, Dominiqua Vance (U.S. Navy), Gregory Williams, Keishawn Kelly, Jalen Norwood, Kavon Willingham, Aliah Kelly, Ariana Santana and Willie Hunter, Jr.; Brothers, Leroy Henry Billups (Jeanette), Lewis Barnett, Charles Barnett, Jackie Barnett, Terry Barnett (Nellie) , Gregory Barnett, and Ralph Waldon; Sister, Carol Barnett; Brothers-in-law, Isaac Branton (Doris) and Booker T. Johnson; Sisters-in-law, Louella Clarke, Doris Branton and Pauline Branton; Nephew, Jermel Billups; Niece, Undreya Billups; along with a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and sorrowing friends. Devoted friends Marco Penn and Willie Myers.
Clarence was an active member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Hudson, Florida where he served as a Trustee, Greeter, Senior Missionary and member of the campaign committee.
Viewing: Friday, November 9, 2012 ~ 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. ~ New Hope Missionary Baptist Church ~ 14236 County Line Road ~ Hudson, FL 34667
Services: Saturday, November 10, 2012 ~ 11:00 A.M. ~ New Hope Missionary Baptist Church ~ 14236 County Line Road ~ Hudson, FL 34667 ~ Pastor Freddie Hinson, Jr. , Officiating
Interment: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 ~ Florida National Cemetery ~ Bushnell, FL