AMORY – Bobby Barrentine, 67, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. He was born July 28, 1946, in Monroe County to Orpha James, Harry Barrentine and stepfather, Charlie James.
He attended West Amory High School, and he was a member of the Church of Christ, where he served as an usher and deacon. He was formerly employed by Penthouse Furniture and Stockton Farm & Stable for many years. He loved to fish and hunt with friends and relatives, and he loved the outdoor life and all that nature had to offer. He was very passionate about the president of the United States, being a 32nd Degree Mason, Eastern Star and his church. He found joy in storytelling with his great sense of humor. He enjoyed loving and helping people, sisters and brothers.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Church of Christ with Bishop Bryant Lancaster officiating. A committal service will follow by the Masons at the Masonic Cemetery. Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Orpha James of Amory; one daughter, Venettra Jordan of Amory; five sisters, Lillian Williams of Amory, Margie J. Baker of Nettleton, Linda (Charlie V) Burdine of Amory, Annette Barrentine of Amory and Marilyn James (Carl) Gathers of Memphis; one brother, Willie (Arnetta) Barrentine; two aunts, Bobbie Neal McIntosh of Nettleton (Wren) and Annie Mae Dilworth of Jolilet, Ill.; one uncle, Tommy S. (Gurtie Jean) McIntosh of Okolona; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Harry Barrentine; and stepfather, Charlie James.
Visitation was from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday with family hour from 5 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
The body will lie at the church one hour prior to service time Wednesday.