Good Friend of Shore Drive Passes – Mr. Andrew Barnett

It is with sad heart that we learn of the recent passing of Mr. Andrew “Andy” Barnett on October 9th.  Andy was frequent visitor to our SDCC meetings and very often the voice of reason regarding issues.  Andy was truly a “Good Friend” to his community and neighbors along Shore Drive.  May fair winds and following seas be yours Captain Barnett.

Andrew Flowers Barnett, Jr., 89, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away October 9, 2018. Born in Buxton, NC, he was the son of the late Andrew and Nellie Barnett. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty H. Barnett. He retired as a Captain from the U.S. Navy. Left to cherish his memory: his son, Mark M. Pruett-Barnett and wife, Anne; his daughter, Sharon L. Hopper and husband, Michael; four grandchildren, Jessica Pruett-Barnett, Michelle Harris, Matthew Sassmann, and Meredith Hopper; great-grandchildren, Madeleine, Margot, and Andrew Harris. The family will receive friends at Francis Asbury United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 2 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the church sanctuary by Rev. Anne Pruett-Barnett. Interment with military honors will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hollomon-Brown, Great Neck Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Dare County Library Foundation at or Pasquotank County Library Foundation at Condolences may be offered to the family at


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