Neil passed away peacefully on January 22nd at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He was born on November 26, 1936 in Tennessee. He moved to California in 1953 and served in the National Guard for 5 years. Neil was employed by California Water Company for 42 years. He loved fishing, NASCAR, camping and gardening. He enjoyed outdoors; wearing shorts (daily); and having a great tan. He was a kind generous person whose memory will forever live in the hearts of his family and friends. He was one of a kind! Neil is survived by his wife of 54 years, Norma; son, Rick daughter-in-law, Mavis; grandchildren, Carrie, Amy and Ryan; sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Fred Garcia. A gathering of family and friends will be at White & Day Colonial Mortuary on Friday January 29th from 5 to 9pm. The service will also be held at White & Day Colonial Mortuary Chapel on Saturday January 30th at 10am. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.

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  1. Dear Grandpa .. I miss you..I will take care of granny for you …Love you ALWAYS …Your the best grandpa in the world …Love Carerae

  2. I offer my condolances to the entire Barnette Family for the loss of Mr Neil Clifford Barnette. As for my co worker Rick who always spoke highly of his Dad ,the CBW staff is here to support you during this tough time.

  3. To Norma and Family I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss.I worked with Neil for nearly 20 years, I enjoyed working with him, and appreciate all the knowledge he shared with me. Neil will always be remembered as a kind and fun loving person who will be deeply missed in the palos verdes district of california water service. Sincerley, Ernie Hernandez

  4. To all of the Barnette family: This is a true loss for all of us. I will be forever in his debt for the knowledge he shared with me over the years, let alone the friendship. I will truly miss him.

  5. neil was my brother my best friend and every person that knew him could,not help but call him their best friend need help or solve a problen with a car or water leak he was your man i will miss our nascar sunday i know you will be here rooting for dale jr will always keep a spot in our heart for him he was one of a kind brother GREAT signing off for now your brother inlaw Fred & Sister &Socks

  6. On behalf of the Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, local 484 our prayers go out to the Barnette family for their loss. Neil was a kind and generous person. All those years of patiently training new employees on the hill. The PV system ran only because he created most of it. CWS truely lost a knowledgeable and valuable employee in Neil. God bless.

  7. From All the Guys And Gals in the Los Alamitos District, We sent our thoughts and pryers to Rick & the Barnette Family.

  8. Norma and Family, Neil will be greatly missed. Our hearts are with you in your loss. Neil was a great friend and neighbor. Enjoy times of watching races and food at Fred and Sue’s home. Love, John & Karen

  9. Neil was the kindest person ever. He will always have a special place in my heart and I am thankful to have known him. God bless his family and may he rest in peace. I hope he gets to hangout with Earnhart and talk cars from sun up till sun down.

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