Arthur "Dick" Barrett, 91, of Bellville, Texas passed away Monday, February 18, 2008. Dick was born to Austin B. and Alma Grace (Allen) Barrett on October 24, 1916 in Kenney, Texas. He was raised and attended school in Buckhorn Community. He married Vera Opal Brooks on July 10, 1937 in Bellville, TX. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bellville, TX, Masonic Lodge 223, American Legion Post 115 and a veteran of WWII serving in the 807th Army Air Force. He retired from Mosher Steel Co., Houston, TX. in 1977 after 36 years of service. Dick moved to Bellville on June 2, 1979 and worked for Bellville Plumbing for 6 years. He is survived by his wife, Vera Barrett, daughter-in-law Joyce Barrett, grandchildren, Laura Lee Mercado and Donald Barrett, one great grandchild, Jessica James Mercado, all of Sacramento, California, special niece, Ruth Barrett Ellis and husband, Charles of Brookshire & numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin B. Barrett and Alma (Allen) Barrett, son, Gary Alton Barrett, brother, Jack Barrett, sister, Edrie Barrett Woest, sister-in-law, Ruby Barrett Kokemor. Funeral Services were held Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 2:00 PM from Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel with Rev. Steve Olsen, officiating. A flag folding ceremony was performed by the American Legion Post #115 followed by the Masonic Burial Rite by Masonic Lodge #223. Interment was in Oak Knoll Cemetery. Pallbearers were Billy Armstrong, Glenn Alexander, Warren Klump, Bill Johnson, Charlie Scott and Gary Gamble. Honorary pallbearers were Dwain Spaugh, Floyd Merten, Ryan Ellis, Austin Barrett, B.Y. Lynn, Milton Shedd and Lee Persky. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 504 E. Strauss, Bellville, Texas 77418, Bellville Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 977, Bellville, Texas 77418.
Services under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, Bellville, TX 77418. (979)865-3121.
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