Ronald M. Barrett, 72, of Belleville, Ill., born March 10, 1941, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away on Sept. 16, 2013.
Ron was retired from the Alton and Southern Railroad, where he had been a switchman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard M. and Agnes L., nee Campbell, Barrett; sons, James and Michael Barrett; and a grandson, Adam Barrett.
Surviving are his wife, Linda, nee Griggs, Barrett, whom he married on Nov. 9, 1957, in East St. Louis, Ill.; his daughters, Sheryl (Bob) Ragsdale of East Carondelet, Ill., and Dana (Charlie Sadler) Barrett of Cahokia, Ill.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Edward (Peggy) Barrett of Glen Carbon, Ill., and Dennis Barrett of Canon City, Colo.
Memorial contribution suggestions: Hospice of Southern Illinois, 305 So. Illinois St., Belleville, Ill. 62220. For more information, please access our website www.lawlorfuneralhome.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Lawlor Funeral Home, Columbia, Ill.
Funeral: No services. Cremation will be held.
LAWLOR FUNERAL HOME, Columbia, Ill.