SMSgt. James D. Barrett
U.S. Air Force, Ret.
BOSSIER CITY, LA - Graveside services to honor the life of James D. Barrett, 86, will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Hill Crest Memorial Park Cemetery, Haughton, LA. Officiating will be Bro. Landon Robin. Visitation will be from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. prior to going to graveside.
James was an honorable man who loved his family and his country. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and retired as SMSgt. after 26 years of loyal service including WWII, Vietnam, and the Korean Conflict. Upon retirement, James entered the civilian workforce as a welder and retired as Welding Supervisor from Kast Metals. He also enjoyed traveling with his late wife, Loretta, and having fun with his family. James was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and will be deeply missed!
James is preceded in death by his loving wife, Loretta; son, Kyle Ray Barrett; parents, James J. and Othello (Smith) Barrett; brother-in-law, Charles Reese; nephew, Mark Reese; and niece, Dana Kanary. Left to cherish precious memories are his children, James I. Barrett, Cheryl Gibson and husband Marty, and Lynn Wintjen and husband Robert; sisters, Ellen Reese, and Sherry Hayward and husband Wayne; grandchildren, Stephanie McKenzie, Angela Barrett, Jamie Atkins, Kyle Wintjen, Kayleigh Singleton, Jennifer Pennington, Tenelle Newton, and Nea North; and six great-grandchildren.
The family would like to extend their gratitude and thanks to the staff of Wing 400 at the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home for all of their compassion and care shown to James during his stay.
You may offer condolences and sign the on-line guest book by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.
Published in Shreveport Times from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2014