James Daniel Barnard

james barnard

June 28, 1954 ~ March 21, 2011

Born in: Anniston, AL
Resided in: Lawrenceville, GA

JAMES DANIEL JIM BARNARD, Sr. Lawrenceville, Georgia - James Daniel Barnard, Sr., Age: 56 passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011 at Eastside Heritage Center. Jim was born, June 28, 1954 at Anniston Memorial Hospital, Anniston, Alabama to the late John Richard Barnard Sr. & Frances K. Barnard. He was raised in Anniston and graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in 1968 and Anniston High School in 1972. Jim was a Navy veteran serving a 4-year tour as a Machinist Mate. He attended Basic Training and Nuclear Propulsion School at the Naval Training Station, Orlando, Florida. His military service included duty in Charleston, South Carolina, Submarine School, New London, CT and Honolulu, HI. He served aboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN SSBN-602 and USS WABASH AOR-5. During a major West-Pac cruise aboard USS WABASH in 1976, he earned the distinction of a time-honored Naval tradition of "crossing the line" and becoming a Shellback. His military decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and Sea Service Ribbon. Jim was honorably discharged from the United States Navy in 1977. After military service, he continued his education earning a BS Degree from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama for 2 years of post graduate school. His occupational careers ranged from retail store manager where he served for a number of years. He later changed careers to work for an Atlanta-based courier service where he served both as a courier and promoted to an administrative capacity in shipping and receiving department until his retirement. Jim loved music, family and spending time with his sons. He was a devoted father and loving husband. Jim leaves behind many friends dating back over 50 years with whom he remained in contact. During his illness, Jim's character, strength, courage, faith and even his unique sense of humor was revealed daily to all who knew him. Mourning his passing is his wife, Patti M. Barnard; two sons, James Daniel Barnard, Jr., Daytona Beach, FL and Spec4 Jason Wallace Barnard, U S ARMY, Ft. Eustice, VA; two brothers, John Richard Barnard, Jr Mary of Pell City, Alabama and William Edward Barnard Betty of Douglasville, GA. Services will be held on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 10:00am at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Lawrenceville, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Lawrence Catholic Church or to your favorite charity.

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  1. Jim was my best friend for the past 20 years. Since I moved away around 5 years ago we’ve not been in touch as much as I’d had liked but when we did connect it was like we’d never been apart. We had a lot of fun together that I will never forget. He as always laughing, joking and would give you the shirt off his back. The world is a much worse place now without him.

  2. Rest in Peace my dear brother Jim. I will cherish your memory and the all the times we shared both as children and as adults. You are truly an inspiration for so many from all the love you freely gave. I just can’t thank you enough. You shall be missed – Rest in Peace and we shall meet again as promised. – Love, Your brother Bill

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Jim was indeed a loving and caring person. He always had a smile and thought of others. I will remember how wonderful he was to always keep in touch whenever he came through Anniston. He always had great stories to tell of us at St. Mary’s. My sincere condolences.

  4. I am truly sad to hear of Jim’s passing today. For one to be so young and called home, but look back on what a wonderful life he had in a short amount of time, his legacy. Celebrate not his departure; but the grand entrance he must have received with his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. With my Deepest regrets.

  5. You were an awesome man! I will forever keep all the great memories that our families have shared! You will be missed! I love you!

  6. You were an awesome man! I will forever keep all the great memories that our families have shared! You will be missed! I love you!

  7. You were an awesome man! I will forever keep all the great memories that our families have shared! You will be missed! I love you!

  8. Jimmy I am sorry for your loss buddy…
    Your dad was a great guy and is in good hands now…
    May he rest in peace….

  9. My heart is with each of you today, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers each and every day but especially at this time. Jim was a beautiful person with a warm smile and a wonderful sense of humor that will remain in my heart forever.

  10. Patti I am so sorry at this news I received of Jims illness last week and of course this news this week. Jim was a tramendous friend during our childhood days. I will keep you and your sons on my prayer list. I vividly remember some of the trouble that he Bill and I got into together not once but many times. May Gods grace keep you.
    Rick Cheyne

  11. I was very sad to hear of Jim’s passing. Jim was my best friend for almost 20 years. You could always count on him for laughs and jokes even at the worst of times. We hung out so much we even had our own code talk of inside jokes and cliches that was hilarious to us but confusing to others. He has a great family that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and knowing. Knowing him was a huge plus in my life and it won’t be the same without him. I’ll miss him terribly. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and especially Patti, Jimmy and Jason during this very sad time. Till we meet again my good friend….

  12. Jimmy Barnard, quick with a smile, quick with a joke, quick to lend a helping hand. One of the good ones has left this mortal plane of existence and he will be sorely missed by all those he has left behind.

  13. My love goes out to Jim’s family. I knew Jim when he was a teenager in Anniston, Alabama. My fondest memories of Jim were seeing him and Bill with Ginger and Sport following them everywhere.

  14. Very sad to know that the world has lost this wonderful man. Thanks for all the laughs and good times we had. You will be missed.

  15. I had the honor of knowing Jim Barnard as a friend and co-worker for many years

    I will always remember his sense of humor and positive attitude. Even while facing end of life Jim’s concern was his family.

    My son Cameron also worked with Jim and like his son Jason is a Specialist in the US Army.

    We shared the Pride of Fathers whose Sons have chosen a path of service to our country.

    God Bless Patti, Jimmy and Jason.

    I will miss him.

  16. We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, I know he fought a courageous battle. Our prayers are with you all.May the Lord give you the strength you need.

  17. Lord,
    Jim is gone now from this earthly dwelling, and left behind those who morn his absence. Grant that we may hold his memory dear, never bitter for what we have lost nor regret for the past, but always in hope of the eternal Kingdom where you will bring us together again.
    We ask this through Christ our Lord.

  18. My sympathies to the family from the northern relatives. Although I only met Jim once, when we were kids, I kept tabs through family on what a wonderful person and father he was. It is a sad thing to lose one so young but I know his family has many wonderful memories to sustain them. May God bless and watch over you all.
    Your cousin out West

  19. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
    May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

  20. Jim, God bless you and thanks for being my friend. I first met Jim in the fall of 2008 and within 1 minute he and I were best friends. Jim and I talked, laphed, solved world problems for the next 2.5 years. I will greatly miss him but I thank God for having the opportunity to meet him. I truley believe that the world would be a better place if everyone on earth had a chance to meet Jim Barnard. RIP. Jim, you will not be forgotten.

  21. Much love from the Hambley family. My mom Verna talks about the Barnard boys and their parents with great affection and love. He will be missed but he will be long remembered.

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