Douglas ""Doug"" L. Barrett, 58 of Gering, passed away Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at Western Nebraska Veterans Home.
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Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church in Gering with Fr. Gerald Harr officiating. Inurnment will follow at West Lawn Cemetery with military honors by the U.S. Naval Honor Guard. A rosary will be recited Sunday at 5 p.m. at Gering Memorial Chapel with visitation from 2 to 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be given to the DAV Van Fund in care of John Brehm, Veteran's Service Office, 1825 10th Street, Gering, NE 69341 or The Cooperative Ministries Weekend Backpack Program at Cooperative Ministry Counsel, PO Box 733, Scottsbluff, NE 69363-0733. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.geringchapel.com.
Doug was born July 30, 1955 in McCook to Warren and Agnes Barrett. The family moved to Gering, where Doug graduated from Gering High School in 1973. After high school graduation, Doug enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served on the flight deck of several aircraft carriers. Doug married Rhonda Howie in 1976. They had one son, Brent. In 1998, he married Lorna Ogle, who preceded him in death in 1999.
Doug exercised his artistic and creative talents through his many years of work as a welder/fabricator at Lockwoods, B & C Steel, Egging Company and RC Welding.
Doug enjoyed all sports, and was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker and Denver Broncos fan. He loved listening to music, watching movies and sporting events, and reading. Doug always enjoyed anything related to food. Doug had a deep love for Western Nebraska which always brought him home whenever he left.
Doug is survived by his son, Brent Barrett and granddaughter, Jocelyn Barrett of Pensacola, Fla; brother Joel Barrett of Lincoln; sisters, Susan (James) Piper of Golden, Colo. and Laura (Charles) Lee of Gering and seven nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Timothy; grandparents, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and one brother-in-law.
Doug's dry sense of humor, love and loyalty to family and friends, and generosity to all he met will be greatly missed.
Published in The Star-Herald from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, 2013