Jerry Duane Barrett
January 18, 1935 ~ December 4, 2010
LINDENJerry Duane Barrett passed away peacefully at his home in Linden, Texas on December 4, 2010 at the age of 75 and immediately stepped into heaven to join King Jesus. Jerry was born January 18, 1935, and raised in Oklahoma and Kansas the youngest son of Edgar Keith Barrett and Letha Lewis. He is survived by his wife of 24 years and the love of his life Marilyn (Hammack Pryor) Barrett. Jerry was the proud father of four children and four step children: Connie (Terry) Jones, Cindy (Bob) Boyd, Doug (Kim) Barrett, Roger (Kerry) Barrett; Cindy (Chet) Matthews, Bill Pryor, Lindy (Alan) Christianson, and Frank Pryor. He also was the beloved grandfather to 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Gene and survived by his brother Keith (Evelyn) Barrett and his sister Lorenne Tippin. During his life, Jerry lived and worked in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. He was a machinist, a salesman, a business entrepreneur and a military man. Jerry loved his God, his Country and his Family...he proudly served in the USAF and US Army retiring in the grade of Technical Sergeant (E-6). Jerry was an active member of Linden United Methodist Church and he was also active in numerous civic activities to include the Lions Club, the American Legion, the Linden Hospital Auxiliary, and the American Cancer Society. The family would like to thank the LifeCare Texas Hospice team of Longview for the medical expertise and extraordinary acts of compassion, love and kindness. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorials to be directed to the Linden United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 338, Linden, TX 75563, or the charity of their choice. Visitation will be at the Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, from 5-7 p.m. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. Kevin Young at the Linden United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. with a graveside service to immediately follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Texarkana, Texas.