My father was a good man. He had his faults and his shortcomings when he was alive, but at least he was a good man dedicated to his family, his career with the Ford Motor Company, and his passions and interests that defined him entirely.
James Marshall Barnett, who passed away from end-stage four cirrhosis of the liver which had predated 20 years, passed away on February 11, 2011. Today is the day to remember and to honor and cherish not only the last gasping breaths of his life but to remember him for who he was – a wonderful father, a loving husband, and a hard-working man who accomplished a great deal in his life. He served in the United States Marine Corps, which he served for 12 years until he was honorably discharged.
We love you, Dad, now and forever!
I will pen a piece on my dad, giving my reflections on a later date and showcasing how things have changed for me and my entire family five years after his demise.