Jeffrey Curtis Barrett, 60, Chesterfield, passed away at 2:23 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2018, due to injuries sustained in an airplane crash. He was born in Campton, KY, on May 16, 1958, to the late Herschel and Eva Lee (Caudill) Barrett.
After high school, Jeff enlisted in the Marines. Following his military service, he attended ITT Technical Institution, where he received his technical certification for HVAC. He then started working at the Marion VA Hospital. He continued his military service in the Air Force Reserve with the 434th refueling wing. Jeff then retired from the VA prior to retiring from the Air Force Reserve.
Jeff was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion Post 408, Mississinewa Valley Corvette Club, Grant County Beef Association, and Marion AMVETS (life member). He enjoyed aviation, traveling, scuba diving, adventuring, playing guitar, golfing, horseback riding, working on cars, and was a motorcycle enthusiast.
He will be known for how much he loved to tease others, for his spirit of determination, intelligence, self-discipline, and the fact that he could fix just about anything. Jeff also loved his grandchildren, who will miss him dearly.
His memory will be forever cherished by his children, Curtis Barrett, Chesterfield, Michelle (Allen Wagner) Barrett, Chesterfield, and Nick Barrett, Marion; 5 grandchildren, Gage Barrett, Austin Barrett, Tarrence Barrett, Diamond Barrett, and Breyanna Barrett-Wagner; siblings, Herschel Barrett, Telisa Barrett, and Norman Barrett; best friend, Lee Fridley; and wife of 35 years, Patty Midler Barrett.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-son, Matt Stone, and grandson, Skyler Barrett.
The family will receive visitors from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with Jeff’s funeral service beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City, IN. Burial will follow at Marion National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Autism Speaks, 1 E. 33rd St., 4th Flr., New York, NY 10016 or St. Jude’s Children Research, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-1942
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.