‘Barnwood Builders’ Fans Worried as Questionable Internet Obituary for ‘Johnny Jett’ Sparks Death Hoax

FLEMING COUNTY, KENTUCKY: “Barnwood Builders” star Johnny Jett’s artistry and love of machines has entertained fans for years. However, Jett’s fans were recently left devastated after rumors of his death made the rounds on the internet.

However, it was later revealed that the rumors were not true and that Johnny was alive and still living a healthy lifestyle. The Discovery star’s death hoax was fueled after a quick Google search brought up an obituary dedicated to one ‘Johnny Jett’.

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Speculation was further inflamed by the fact that Jett is not very active on social media. He only maintained a Facebook account which was mainly run by his family members and used to promote his works.

However, the person only has the same name as the “Barnwood Builders” actor, but it wasn’t him. The person is from Houston, Texas, and died on May 7, 2022, at the age of 62.

Johnny Jett (Facebook/@
Johnny Jett is still alive (Facebook/@BarnwoodBuilders)

Where is ‘Barnwood Builders’ star Johnny Jett now?

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Johnny Jett currently lives in Kentucky with his wife and children. The artist is now an integral part of the Discovery show “Barnwood Builders” which also features Mark Bowe, Sherman Thompson, Graham Ferguson and Jim Rose.

He made his television debut with “Barnwood Builders” in Season 1 and showed his excellent craftsmanship and undeniable charm throughout Season 16.

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Jett and his team traveled to remote areas of West Virginia and America, transforming old barns and locks into modern, usable buildings. He is the oldest member of his team but his age can’t stop him from surpassing them all.

He skillfully collapsed rafters and tore metal off roofs like it was nothing.

Johnny Jett (Facebook/@
Johnny Jett has been displaying his excellent know-how for years (Facebook/@BarnwoodBuilders)

Will Johnny Jett return in ‘Barnwood Builders’ season 17?

Season 17 of “Barnwood Builders” is fast approaching and Johnny Jett is ready to return to the old barn-wrecking show for another installation. Johnny Jett should return with his team.

However, Brian Buckner would not return for the new season. Meanwhile, in the season 17 premiere episode titled “Bank Barn Retires,” Jett and his team members head to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

Jett would save a classic bank bark that was in deplorable condition. If the Barnwood Builders team doesn’t save the barn, it won’t last another winter.

The team also visits an 18th century fort. Meanwhile, Mark Bowe visits a fully operational banking barn.



Season 17 of “Barnwood Builders” premieres Thursday, January 4 at 9 p.m. ET on Magnolia Network.

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