Longtime legislator Barnett dead at 86

August 8, 2013 in News, Obituaries, Statewide News

Dr. Jim Barnett, a country doctor and longtime state legislator, died at the age of 86 on July 26.

Officials with Riverwood Family Funeral Service said Barnett died at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Services were Tuesday. July 30 at First United Methodist Church of Brookhaven with burial following at Riverwood Memorial Park.

A veteran of the Korean War, Barnett practice medicine in Brookhaven for 36 years. He served in the Mississippi House from 1992 to 2008.