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John Patrick Barrett

Marion, Illinois

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I feel so sad to learn of John's passing. I'll always remember what awesome kids you and David (and the whole gang) were in high school. I still drive by your old house and recollect those times. You will be missed. RIP from Chris's mom, Ingrid

you started something for me, THANK YOU.....i will miss you

I love you like a brother, John. Miss you already. Hope that the greener pastures you now call home are everything you deserve and expect, and that one day I will be lucky enough to join you in that blissful pace for all eternity. Your family and your memory will be in my heart and mind forever.

Your wonder and charm will forever be in my grace. I miss you bro. I hope you found peace and I hope youre basking in whatever glory of wonder is out there. You will be missed a ton man, a ton. Love all of you, all of the time, always -Kat ps; Drop me a hint if you meet Elvis ;)(tell him hes the KING for me please) :)

Thanks for your friendship and inspiration, John. Words can't begin to convey the ways you touched my life. My heart aches with your absence. The memory of your kindness and hospitality will live on inside of my being and I will do my best to let that light shine on to others. It's because of you that I am a better person today.

I'm so sorry to hear about John. I met him through the Wakarusa Festival & was impressed with how kind, friendly & accepting he was. He loved music & loved the people that shared his passion. He touched many lives, because he was a very special guy. Hugs to David & the rest of the family.

This makes my soul sad, you were taken away too soon! My heart weeps for the family! I'm thankful to have known you and sad I did not have a chance to say good bye! Because of you I did things I would of never done, shows I would of never seen, places I would of never gone, thank you for that John! RIP and I pray for closure and comfort for the family, God Bless.


The pain, the grief, and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. At such times, we need to go to God's Word for comfort. John 11:39-44

John's efforts & passion for music helped instill more joy in more people than perhaps anyone else many of us have ever met. Whether it was tooling around Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri in beautifully done-up VW bus to spread the word about early Wakarusas, holding down a rickety shade tent that failed to cover the festival's Box Office as a storm barreled in at Clinton Lake, putting together an entire music festival for several years in southern Illinois, or just putting his hand on...

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John Patrick BarrettJohn Patrick Barrett, 31, loving brother, kind and caring son, and loyal friend to hundreds, unexpectedly passed from this world on the afternoon of Sunday, August 25, 2013. John was born on January 9, 1982, just one minute after his identical twin brother, David....

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