Linwood Mason Barnett, 89, of Crozet, passed away working in the fields on Saturday, June 18, 2016.
Mason was born June 4, 1927 in Covington, Virginia. He was the son of Jesse and Myrtle Barnett. Mason was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Clyde and Fulton Barnett, Maude Gibson and Daniel Rorrer. Mason is survived by his wife of 67 years, Alice Pearl Barnett; and his son Charles Lewis Barnett and wife, Susan, of Crozet. His grandchildren Jason (wife – Elizabeth), Shaina Stringer (husband – David), Michael (wife – Angela) and Rachel. Great-grandchildren Andrew, Claire, Patrick, Allyson, Logan, Izabella and Asher. Mason is also survived by his four sisters. Lucille Switzer, Phyllis Michau, Frances Coffey and Doris Swenson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mason retired after 39 years working for ACME Visible Records. Mason, however, spent the majority of his life working in the fields as a farmer. He was also a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Greenwood.
Mason’s giving nature was only outweighed by desire to help those in need. He gave with an open heart and made sure that his family and friends always knew how much they were loved. There was not a task he would hesitate to take on if someone asked.
Never one to miss an opportunity to “cut a rug,” whether with Alice or for a crowd. Mason was always the life of a party with his “two-stepping.” If there was not a party to be found, he made sure that everywhere he was the party was coming with him. Mason was a printer and farmer by trade, but a true “Jack” of all trades.
Family night was June 20 at Anderson funeral home. The funeral service was conducted by The Reverend Christopher Garcia, Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, on June 21 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church 7599 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Greenwood. Interment followed at Rockgate Cemetery in Crozet.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Bread Fund, PO Box 38, Greenwood, Virginia 22943.