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Richard (Dick) Lee
Richard (Dick) Lee Barrett passed away on May 3, 2013, surrounded by all of his children at Ebeid Hospice Center. Dick lived a very full life and was loved by all who met him. He served in the Navy and received several honors including the Purple Heart, the Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Dick worked at Toledo Metal Spinning for 36 years. He married the love of his life, Elizabeth German on September 7, 1946, and was married for over 57 years. Dick enjoyed traveling to Branson, Missouri and spending time with his family. He never missed a card game and loved to play Euchre, Pinochle and Skip Bo. In his later years, Dick enjoyed seeing his grandson, Evie play the drums and became a favorite patron at the all of the establishments that Evie played.
Many family members preceded Dick in death, including his wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Barrett; siblings, Leroy, Ken, Eugene, Patsy, and June. Surviving is his sister, Roberta. Your family will miss your smile, your laugh, your humor and your ornery grin. This is dedicated to the memory of the sweetest man this family has ever known. We tip our hats and hearts to you. Your smile will live within us and your wonderful spirit will never be forgotten. You touched everyone who ever met you. Bless you dad and grandpa. We love you. Lana, Ev, Evie, Kristie, Dave, Kacie, Maya, Connie, Jerry, Justin, Rita, Jaxen, Alex, Rick, Marsha, Brian and Marissa.
Friends will be received at Neville Funeral Home, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland (419-865-8879) from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013. Funeral services will be held at the Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Highway, Holland where the family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time of service beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013, with Pastor Dennis King officiating. Burial will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Ebeid Hospice or Providence Lutheran Church.
Published in Toledo Blade from May 4 to May 5, 2013