Gilbert Barrington

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Capt. Gilbert Vernon Barrington, Jr. passed away Feb. 7, 2015. He was 68.

Capt. Vern was born Aug. 24, 1946 in Tyrrell County to Jenny Mae and Gilbert Barrington.

Capt. Vern spent most of his life in Dare County as a hunting guide, charter boat captain and fisherman, where generations of young men and women became a part of his life and stories.

The last few years, Capt. Vern lived in western North Carolina to be near his best friend, Donna Lynn Egan.

He is survived by five sisters: Nelson Cox, Carolyn Cutrell, Selma Watson, Hope Dough and Kathy Spencer; two daughters and their husbands, Laura and Hank Beasley of Wanchese and Angie and Sean Hooper of Manteo; son, Jason Todd of Virginia; two granddaughters, Cole Beasley and Jeni Hooper; two grandsons, Fisher and Keegan Beasley of North Carolina; and one grandson, Phillip Tuck of Virginia and granddaughter, Aleia Barrington of Ohio.

Vernon was preceded in death by his beloved wife Karen.

Service of celebration was held at Orion Baptist Church, Monday evening, Feb. 9, 2015.

A service of celebration will also be held in Dare County at Roanoke Island Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015.

Capt. Vern requested gifts of love to be made to Roanoke Island Presbyterian Daycare online or at 855 Hwy. 64/264, Manteo, NC 27954.

Published in Jefferson Post from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2015