Jackie Lee “Jack” Barrett Sr., 66, of Petersburg, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born Nov. 9, 1947, in Jacksonville, the son of Howard Wesley and Anna Henrietta Frank Barrett.
He is survived by two daughters and two sons, Laura (Roger) Ramsey of Petersburg, Jack Barrett Jr. of Jacksonville, Eric Barrett of Petersburg, and Candace (Alfonzo) Diaz of Normal; twelve grandchildren; three brothers, James Robert Barrett and Howard William Barrett, both of California, and Fred Eugene (Louise) Barrett of Arkansas; a sister, Charlotte Knous of Beardstown; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, John Edward Barrett, Michael Ray Barrett and Donald Judson Barrett; and one sister, Mary Ann Ratliff.
Mr. Barrett was a security guard for OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Viet Nam War, serving aboard the USS Hornet from 1966-70. Jack was a member and former Quartermaster of the Clinton VFW Post, and a member of the Eagles Club, Clinton Amvets, and the Normal VFW Post.
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Virginia, with burial at Walnut Ridge Cemetery. The family will meet friends 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Memorials are suggested to the family in care of Laura Ramsey. Condolences may be left at www.buchanancody.com.