Mr. William “Billy” Boswell Barnett, III, age 39, of Villa Rica, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. He was born May 26, 1982, in Lithia Springs, Georgia. He is the son of the late William Boswell Barnett, Jr. and Mrs. Rhonda Major Cangemi. Mr. Barnett worked in the family trucking business, East-West Express in Villa Rica, where he was the manager of sales and recruiting. He was passionate about riding his motorcycle and spending his time with family and friends. Billy was very involved in his church, Oak Mountain Academy, and anyone who knew him would have said that he always did life “BIG”.
Billy is survived by his wife, Ashley, and his two precious children, River and Boswell; his mother and father by marriage, Rhonda and Richard Cangemi of Villa Rica, Georgia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Heather and Jim Albertelli of Atlanta, Georgia, and Natasha and Jamey Harber of Villa Rica, Georgia, Latricia Risher of Stonewall, Mississippi; brothers John Wayne Cangemi of Meridian, Mississippi, and Danny Cangemi of Benton, Louisiana; Mother-in-law and Father-in-law, Charles and Denise Siggers of Villa Rica, Georgia; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Billy always wanted everyone to wear bright colors to his funeral, so at the request of the family, those planning to attend the celebration of life are asked to honor Billy’s wishes by wearing bright colored clothing. The family will receive friends at Jones-Wynn Funeral Homes & Crematory, Villa Rica Chapel on Friday, November 12, 2021, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A Celebration of Life will take place at Lifegate Church in Villa Rica, Georgia, at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 13, 2021, with Pastor Michael Adams officiating and with Jim Albertelli rendering the Eulogy.
Those desiring to do so may contribute to Lifegate Church in memory of Billy.
According to his wishes, Mr. Barnett will be cremated after his celebration of life.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services of Villa Rica is in charge of the arrangements 770-459-3694.
You are truly one of a kind Billy. You were a sweet loving gentle giant that loved everyone everywhere. Genuine inside and out. We all will certainly miss you and your laughter. I pray as you look down from heaven, Ashley, River, and Boswell will be able to find comfort and peace during these difficult days ahead. We love all of you. Jennifer Roberts and family
My deepest condolences to Billy’s family especially Richard and Ashley. Billy was such a stand up guy in business I knew it was who he was in all aspects of his.
Our deepest sympathies to you, your family, and friends. AEKDB Jeremy Dunphy
We are so very sorry. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Danny and Linda Carter
Billy was a gentle giant when he was at OMA. Such fond memories of him and his interactions with faculty and fellow students. I am sad for his family and all who knew him. Laura Garland
Ashley and to all of Billy’s family, at a time of such sorrow and grief, meaningful words of sympathy are often even hard to hear. Let the memories of Billy, a kind, caring, loving and funny man fill those empty spaces where words cannot go and may the light from Billy’s candle continue to guide and protect you. Lynn and Susan Philips
My deepest sympathy to Ashley, River, and Boswell. I didn’t really know Billy, but from the sounds of it, definitely a wonderful person and great friend. Prayers to comfort all of you and may the Lord watch over his dear friends and family.
I was a driver for Billy a short time in which I grew to know him. He was outgoing and always upbeat. My condolences to his family And he will be missed very much. John H. Story and Gus
I met Billy in college, he was a good friend, and brother. He was always fun to be around. He always made me laugh. Sad to hear
Heaven welcomed another Angel last night. Billy was such a positive person. He would make it look so easy to be so positive and spread peace. God put a hedge of protection around Ashley and their children. Watch over them and help the family find the same peace Billy lives with. -Sam H.
I have only know Billy for a short time but right away I could tell he was a great person. You will be missed by many my friend I am glad I got to know you. Lord bless this family in their time of need.
What a great friend and colleague. Billy was always upbeat with a personality everyone wants to be around. We will never forget him. Lord bless the family and watch over them in their time of need.
Billy was a friend that was bigger than life. Our relationship started through business and only grew from there. Over time we met each other’s family and talked often and even took some trips together. I’m so lucky to have had him in my life. Two years ago we started a little tradition of going to races in alabama. I looked forward to it because I knew I would be with one of best friends and enjoy making memories doing dumb things like sneaking in places at the racetrack we weren’t supposed to be. I saw him pay a guy $100 to use his tiny little bike to ride around the outside of the track with me on the back. If you knew Billy he wasn’t a small guy, if you know me I’m not either and if you don’t believe me I still have the video of people laughing at us. He might have been the only person I would trust to ride on the back of a bike with. That just one of many memories I will cherish for a lifetime.
Billy was an amazing person. I am blessed to call him my friend. I worked with him for many years and he was always so upbeat and just a happy guy. He would bring cookies when he came to visit. This world was so much better with him in it. We always talked about our families and oh how he loved Ashley and his kids. He beamed with pride when he talked about them. Rest easy my friend. You will be missed so very much.
I will always smile when I think of Billy for his vast knowledge for useless trivia, your contagious laugh, and never being able to set my phone down unattended.
I had the pleasure of meeting this wonderful man recently … he was so full of life, love and extremely sincere when he spoke about his family …. May God bless all – and watch over his amazing family at this time …. Prayers to all …. <3
Prayers for this special family. Lord, please wrap your loving arms around this family and comfort them🙏❤️
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