March 14, 1951 ‒ March 30, 2008
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Everett L. Barrett, age 57, of Love Road, Fredericktown, Ohio went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 30, 2008 at the Knox Community Hospital after a courageous two and a half year battle with bile duct cancer. He was born on March 14, 1951 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to Everett Walter and Virginia (Salmons) Barrett. Everett has worked the past 25 years at the Mount Vernon Develop Mental Center where he will be sadly missed by many friends and co-workers. He was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church and had a strong faith in the Lord. Everett was a loving husband, father, and a proud grandfather. He always enjoyed vacationing with loved ones in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was an avid collector of comic books and Sci-Fi memorabilia.
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Nancy (Heaton) Barrett whom he married on May 21, 1988, a daughter Laura (Joshua) Biddle of Gahanna, a granddaughter Abigail Biddle whom he adored and he had another grandchild on the way. He is also survived by brothers and sisters, Michael (Linda) Barrett of Newcastle, Paul Gillespie of Parkersburg, West Virginia, Randy (Jackie) Gillespie, John Gillespie, Connie St. John, Penny (Robert) Koeble, Kelly Green, Dennis (Candy) Gillespie all of Mount Vernon, and Holly Compton of Canal Winchester.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Arnold Gillespie Jr., Billy Joe Gillespie, and Jimmy Gillespie and a sister, Peggy (Barrett) Stacey.
A public graveside service will be held in Pleasant Valley Cemetery at 10am on Friday, April 4th. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Howard United Methodist Church on April 4th at 5pm, friends may visit one-hour prior. Pastor Lee Cubie will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army of Knox County.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the Barrett family. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com