BARRETT Jack Joseph Jack Joseph Barrett, age 82, of Toledo, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2010, in the Darlington House. He was born February 2, 1928, in Toledo to W. Tyler and Louise (LaFrance) Barrett. He attended Garfield Grade School, graduated from Waite High School in 1946 and attended the University of Toledo majoring in Pre-Law. A veteran of the Army Air Force, Jack was a Sergeant and served as a weather observer (meteorologist). He received the Army Occupation Medal Japan. Jack worked at the family business, Barrett Shoe Store on Main Street in Toledo until it burned down in 1976. He then held various sales positions throughout his career and retired from Davis Besse. Jack was a lifetime member of VFW Post 2510, and was a Detroit Red Wing, Cleveland Brown, Ohio State Buckeye and Indy Racing fan. He also coached youth hockey in Toledo. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Andy Rowley and brothers-in-law, John Stonecypher and Robert Breisacher. Surviving are his children, Jeff, Bob (Michelle) and Chris (Brenda) Barrett; daughters, Paige (Russ Batey) Barrett and Michelle Larson; grandchildren, Robert Barrett, Jr., Brittany, Brian, Mary, Mike, Tyler and Logan Barrett, Brittany (Dustin) Hendrix, Kristin, Erika, and Jeanette Larson; great-grandchildren, Hayden Hendrix and Jordan Barrett; sister, Sally Stonecypher; former wife, Sallie Barrett; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Walker Funeral Home 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey) on Wednesday from 4-8 PM where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 AM. VFW Post 2510 will conduct services Wednesday at 7 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Darlington Nursing and Rehab, Shipero (Alzheimer's) Unit where Jack spent the last years of his life. The family would also like to thank the nurses, aids, physical therapists, and activities directors who took such good care of him there.
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Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 16, 2010