Life Story / Obituary
Richard John Barrett Jr., 72, lived in Hesperia, MI. Passed away on July 15th 2017 at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids MI. He passed away from Stage 4 Esophageal Cancer. Richard was born in Muskegon on October 11th 1944. He was married to Jessie Barrett (Oliver) for almost 26 yrs. He was one of six children to Richard J. Barrett Sr. and Lula Mae Barrett (Hause). Siblings: 3- Sister's- Rose Barrett, Pauline Lightfoot (deceased), Freda Vrablic (Jim), and 2- Brother's Claud Barrett, John Barrett (Mary). He has two children, Son- Robert (Bob) Barrett (Tracey) with grandchildren (Mackenzie), Haylie and Aiden, Daughter- Collet Domine (Greg) with grandchildren Garrett and Kylie. Three step children, Claud Graybeal (5 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren), Cary Yaney (3 grandchildren & 7 great grandchildren), and Chuckie Yaney (3 grandchildren). And many other family members. We could not leave out his newest family member that he loved dearly "Snickers" (his cat). Richard graduated Grand Haven High School. He wanted to enlist in the Military but was unable to due to he was deaf in one ear. He was the most patriotic man you would ever meet. He believed in your right to Freedom and believed in the only way you got it was through hard work. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting and of course sports — Go Michigan.
Memorial Services will be held at Fifth Reformed Church, 2330 Holton Rd., Muskegon MI 49444, on August 8th, 2017 at 11 A.M. With visitation open at 10 A.M. Luncheon to follow service.
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