March 4, 1938- Nov. 8, 2018
John Richard “Jack” Barrett, Jr., 80, of Greensboro, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 at his residence.
The family received friends on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro. A Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, with Father Michael Silloway officiating.
Serving as pallbearers were Bob Rech, Al Murawski, Bob Coletta, Dewey Bayer, Jim Matthews and Dennis Crosby. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at Leavitt Funeral Home, 403 7th Street, Parkersburg, WV. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Parkersburg, WV.
Jack was born in Parkersburg, WV on March 4, 1938, he was the son of the late John Richard Barrett, Sr. and Doris Dear Summers Barrett. He graduated from Parkersburg Catholic High School and attended the University of Cincinnati. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. For thirty-nine years he worked for GMAC retiring in 1999 as Vice President. His many interests included golfing, boating, traveling, taking cruises, and working in the yard. Most of all he enjoyed being with his family and his dogs. He was a member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church in Greensboro.
He is survived by his wife, Christine Fonte Taylor Barrett, of Greensboro; three sons, Eric John Barrett and wife Kelly Marie of Franklin, TN, Jason Thomas Barrett of Bloomington, IN and Michael Justin Barrett of Savannah; a sister, Joyce Barrett Bayer and husband Dewey; a brother, Stephen Joseph Barrett; three grandchildren, Jackson Richard Barrett, Bridget Kelly Barrett and Ryan John Barrett; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sally Ann Shipman Barrett and a daughter, Heather Shannon Barrett.
The family requests that any memorials be made to Regency Hospice Southern Care, 825 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30605 or Lake Oconee Regional Humane Society, 1020 Park Avenue, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro,
(706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the guest register.