Tyrone Anthony Barnett was born on October 6, 1958 in Washington DC. Tyrone was the fifth son born to Margery Barnett. Tyrone was educated in the DC Public Schools until he reached high school where he received a scholarship to attend Archbishop Carrol Catholic School because of his grades. Tyrone was very intelligent and loved to read. Tyrone graduated from Archbishop Carrol and decided to enlist in the United States Army. Tyrone served two years and received an honorable discharge.\n\nWhen Tyrone returned home from the military he found employment first as a Security Guard at the National Gallery of Art, then a DC Correctional Officer, and later on in life Tyrone had his own business where he had a contract with the Veterans Administration to deliver and repair medical equipment. \n\nTyrone was loved by his family, especially his siblings. We have many memories from childhood of the things he did to make us laugh. A couple of them stand out: on Saturday mornings we used to have contests to see who could eat the most pancakes and undoubtedly Tyrone always won. On Halloween we would go out trick or treating and come home with a grocery bag full of candy and Tyrone would sit in the floor and eat until his stomach hurt, but he’d still be eating. \n\nTyrone married twice, each ending in divorce. Tyrone’s first marriage produced his only child, Tyrone Anthony Barnett, Jr.\n\nTyrone was a very kind and lovable man and he was loved by his family and friends, especially his nieces and nephews who he would do anything for. Although Tyrone had many challenges in his life, he always persevered.\n\nTyrone leaves to mourn his passing: his son; Tyrone Barnett, Jr.; three grandchildren: Tyrone III, Tania, Tiana Barnett; \nsix siblings: Leon (Alice), Stephen, Gary (Sherilyn), Harvey (Denise)Barnett, Julia Myers, Kathy Waters (Kenneth), one Aunt, and a host of nieces and nephews. Tyrone also leaves a special friend, Dianne Morgan.