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In Memory of

William Lowell Barnett

August 11, 1929 - August 5, 2017

Obituary


BARNETT, William Lowell Barnett Jr., of St. Pete Beach, Florida died peacefully on Saturday August 5, 2017. Mr. Barnett was born on August 11, 1929, in Terrace Park, Ohio to the late William Lowell Barnett Sr. and Anna Louise Robertson Barnett. Mr. Barnett was a graduate of Butler University (B.A.) and Indiana University (M.S. Library Science), and US Army veteran (Korea). In 1969, he moved his family from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to St. Pete Beach to become the head librarian at the city’s new public library. Mr. Barnett retired from the library in 1994 but never...

BARNETT, William Lowell Barnett Jr., of St. Pete Beach, Florida died peacefully on Saturday August 5, 2017. Mr. Barnett was born on August 11, 1929, in Terrace Park, Ohio to the late William Lowell Barnett Sr. and Anna Louise Robertson Barnett. Mr. Barnett was a graduate of Butler University (B.A.) and Indiana University (M.S. Library Science), and US Army veteran (Korea). In 1969, he moved his family from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to St. Pete Beach to become the head librarian at the city’s new public library. Mr. Barnett retired from the library in 1994 but never stopped reading. He was a long time volunteer with Meals on Wheels and The Pinellas Talking Book Library. A lifelong Episcopalian, Mr. Barnett was an active member and supporter of The Cathedral Church of St. Peter, a place where all are warmly welcomed. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Lucy Anne Graves Barnett, two daughters, Anne Love Barnett and Lucy Graves Barnett Gutierrez, son-in-law, William Gutierrez, sister, Caroline Louise Barnett Haverstick, four remarkable grandchildren, James William Gutierrez, Grace Elizabeth Rovner, Anne Elizabeth Gutierrez, and Matthew Douglas Rovner, and many dear extended family members. A Memorial Service celebrating Mr. Barnett’s life will be held at 11 o’clock in the morning on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter, 140 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. A reception in the Parish Hall will immediately follow. No prior visitation is planned. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Mr. Barnett’s name to further good works: The St. Pete Beach Public Library (365 73rd Avenue, St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706); The Pinellas County Talking Book Library (1330 Cleveland Street, Clearwater, Florida 33755); Meals on Wheels – For St. Petersburg Area Use (13945 Evergreen Ave. Clearwater, Florida 33702); and The Cathedral Church of St. Peter. Funeral arrangements by Beach Memorial Chapel of St. Pete Beach, Florida. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.beachmemorialchapel.com.