Homer Dale Barrett

Jerseyville | Sunday, December 2 2012

Homer Dale Barrett

AGE:  62 

BIRTH: May 7, 1950 in Dow, Illinois  

DIED: 3:15 a.m. Sunday Dec. 2, 2012 at his home

PARENTS:  Fred “Abe” & Mary Ann (Nolan) Barrett (both deceased)

MARRIED: Cynthia R. Hoyt

DATE & PLACE: January 15, 1972 in Jerseyville

OCCUPATION: Boilermaker, Machinist, Welder, Gunsmith and Certified Federal Welding Inspector. Homer’s 40 years of marriage to Cindi resulted in a lifetime of memories and a legacy of love. He will also be remembered for his Faith in God, unwavering and infinite love for his family, innumerable friends and generous spirit. He enjoyed competitive and recreational firearms, fishing with his grandchildren, and cooking and sharing meals with his family, friends and church. Homer was gifted in working with metal and there were few things, regardless of size or complexity, Homer could not fix or craft with his own self-reliant innovation. If an object was beyond his considerable skill to mend, or a replacement that met his exacting standards could not be obtained, he would more often than not simply design and fabricate what he needed. He taught his children to take pride in their work, and they have succeeded in life because of the work ethic and high standards of expectation he instilled in them. Such attributes illustrate Homer’s perseverance, ingenuity, generosity, and lifelong desire to learn.

MILITARY: U.S. Army Veteran

MEMBERSHIPS: First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville and American Welding Soc.

VISTATION: 4-8 p.m.  Wednesday, December 5, 2012

At First United Methodist Church, 1200 S. Liberty, Jerseyville

FUNERAL:  10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 6, 2012

At First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville

Graveside Military Rites by Jerseyville American Legion Post #492

CLERGY: Pastor Mark Myers and Pastor Dennis Hill

BURIAL: Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville

MEMORIALS: First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville


WIFE: Cynthia R. Barrett of Jerseyville

DAUGHTERS: Tiffany & Scott Rice of Champaign, IL.

    Allison & Ethan Vandersand of Carrollton, IL.

GRANDCHILDREN: Madison, Lillian & Evangeline Rice

  and Alex William & Mallory Vandersand

SISTERS: Sally & Harvey Pohlman of Brussels, IL.

  Linda Barrett of Phoenix, Az.

MOTHER-IN-LAW: Helen Hoyt of Jerseyville

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY:  Parents, Son: Alex S. Barrett,

Brother: William Barrett



Obit Provided By:
Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home

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