Arrie Stowe "Archie" Barnett Jr.

January 11, 1931October 11, 2018

Arrie Stowe “Archie” Barnett, Jr., 87, of Stuarts Draft, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Shenandoah House in Fishersville.

Archie was born on January 11, 1931 in Talladega Springs, Alabama, to the late Stella Mae (Rudd) Barnett and Arrie Stowe Barnett, Sr. He served proudly in the United States Navy after attending Fayetteville High School. Archie married Thelma Estelle “Estie” Doyle on March 30, 1951 in Woodstock, Virginia. After his Navy service, Archie worked for General Electric/Genicom for 34 years prior to his retirement in 1991.

He was very involved in the lives of his grandchildren and the Calvary United Methodist Church Food Bank.

Archie was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Jewell Hale, Bonnie McGrady, Ellen Sims, and Ronald Barnett.

Archie is survived by Estie, his wife of 67 years; sons and their wives, Steve and Susan Barnett and Jeff and Ruby Barnett; siblings, Joree Bryant, Mary and Harold Underwood, Thomas and Jean Barnett, and Lydia and James Honeycutt. Pawpaw also leaves four grandchildren: Ryan (Shiloe) Barnett, Amy Barnett, Sarah Barnett, and Kirk Barnett; as well as many special nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at 3pm on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 2179 Stuarts Draft Hwy, Stuarts Draft, Virginia.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Coffman, James Jones, Bruce Nuckols, Tony Redifer, Robert Dzuba, and Larry Flint.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Archie’s memory to the Calvary United Methodist Church Food Bank, and /or the Hospice of the Shenandoah, PO Box 1000, Fishersville, Virginia. The family of Mr. Barnett wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the Shenandoah Hospice House, Ben Miller, Nena Farris, Steve and Chris Brewer for their special care and attention.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.


  • A Celebration of Life Service Sunday, October 14, 2018

Arrie Stowe "Archie" Barnett Jr.

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Colleen Coyner

October 15, 2018

Dear Steve and Susan, I was sorry to hear about the death of your dad. These are tough days for the family but I know you have lots of love and support and your church family will lift you up as well. I think of you often and send my fondest regards- Colleen

Diane and Doug Layman

October 14, 2018

Dearest Steve, Susan & family,
Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom.
Some people make the sky & land more beautiful to gaze upon.
They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts
And we are never, ever the same. (Flavia Weedn)
Steve, I know from the way you always spoke about your Dad that he was very sweet, kind-hearted, loving, caring, giving, and such a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend to many. His footprints will be left on many a heart and hopefully his wisdom will continue to stay with you and you will continue to dance and look to the sky and smile knowing he is waiting for each and everyone of you to join him with the rest of his heavenly family. May God give you peace, comfort, strength and all His love during these difficult days. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We know that there are NO words that can help the heartache to heal... But just remember ALL the love that he had for each and everyone of you and ALL the memories that you all have shared with each other is something that NO one can ever steal!
Love Always,
Diane, Doug, Amy, Matt, Elijah, Danielle and Derick

William Elliott Boyd

October 14, 2018

Mrs. Barnett, Steve, Jeff and families

So sorry for the passing of Mr. Barnett. I remember how involved in the activities of Steve, Richard and myself when we were growing up. He was very active in the community especially VFW, Calvary, and Riverheads.

Please accept our condolence in this sad time.

Thinking of you all.

Elliott, Becky, and Brooke Boyd

Ricky and Alice Doyle

October 13, 2018

Sorry for your loss.we will always remember the Christmas we had at mom and dads we had a lot of fun.wish we could be there for y'all. our prayers are with y'all. Love Ricky andAlice

Sherri Turner

October 12, 2018

We are heartbroken over the loss of sweet Paw Paw. Archie was one of the finest men I’ve ever met. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Beloved by so many. Rest In Peace sweet man. We will miss you dearly. Continued prayers for your precious family.

Sherri, Dane and Kayla.

Kathy Stout McQuain

October 12, 2018

Coach Barnett and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May cherished memories bring you moments of comfort.
-- Kathy Stout McQuain