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BARRENTINE, Willard 74, of Seffner, Florida passed from this world on Saturday, July 12, 2014. He was surrounded by those who loved him and whom he loved dearly and God's love. Willard was a beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle. He was the youngest of nine children of Oliver and Mamie Barrentine. He was born January 19, 1940 on a frosty morning in Cottondale, Florida. He attended schools in both Cottondale and Zephyrhills, Florida, where the family eventually settled. It was there that he met the love of his life, Joan Shannon and they were married in St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Willard was employed by the A&P Tea Co. where he worked his way from bag boy to market manager. As a strong believer in the importance of education, he proudly supported his wife in her endeavor as a charter student at the University of South Florida and throughout her long career as a teacher in Hillsborough County Schools. Willard resided in Seffner, Fla. with his wife for the last 25 years. The couple, who were married for 54 years, are the proud parents of two children, Patricia Barrentine Guay and Patrick Barrentine, both graduates of USF. Willard is survived by his wife, Joan Shannon Barrentine of Seffner; daughter, Patricia Barrentine Guay (Michael) of Tampa; son, Patrick Barrentine (Debra), of Brandon; grandchildren, Cody Barrentine and Aubrey Barrentine of Brandon; two brothers, Ottis and Winfred, both of Zephyrhills; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4450 County Road 579, Seffner, Fla. Interment will follow at Oakside Cemetery Zephyrhills, Fla. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Stowers Funeral Home.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 16, 2014
Willard Barrentine
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