Alfred M. Barnett, 83, of Marshall, IL passed away 2:00 AM Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 at his home following an extended illness. He was retired from GTE and following his retirement he continued to work and had been employed by the Marshall School District and the City of Marshall. He was born April 21, 1937 Patterson, IL, the son of Alva and Jessie Remley Barnett. He married Velearia Boggs on Feb. 5, 1965 at Kalispell, MT and she preceded him in death on June 11, 2010. Surviving are two sons, Patrick and Alex Barnett both of Marshall; a daughter, Karen (Mark) Ellis of Louisville, KY and two grandchildren, Leah Renee (Craig) Ellis-Clemons and Darin Michael Ellis. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey; three brothers and one sister. A true patriot , he served this nation in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1962. He was a member of the NRA and loved to target practice. Private graveside services will be 1:00 PM Tuesday at Pine Tree Cemetery, near Patterson, IL. A public visitation will be 4-6 PM Monday at Pearce Funeral Home Memorial contributions may be made to Lincolnland Hospice. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.