W. J. Barrett (1930 - 2017)

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W. J. "Dub" Barrett, age 87, of Mount Ida, Ark. passed away Nov. 29, 2017.
He was born Sept. 1, 1930 to Charles J. Barrett and Reevle Hicks Barrett in Mount Ida, Ark. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Reevle Barrett, first wife, Loretta Rose Barrett of 39 years, and one son John L. "Butch" Barrett.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Norma Jean Barrett,; daughters, Margo Barrett Hill and husband Larry of Midland, Texas;, Karen Barrett Montanez and husband Art of Castle Rock, Colo.;, one daughter-in-law, Ruby Barrett of Las Vegas, N.M., grandchildren, Clinton L. Hill of Midland, Texas and Amanda J. Hill of Midland, Texas; one great- grandson, Christian L. Hill of Midland, Texas;, and one sister, Charlene Pickens of Mount Ida, Ark.
Walter was a loving husband, father and friend who loved the outdoors and the beauty of nature. He was a good man! "A man's man."
A visitation was held Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Thornton Funeral Home in Mount Ida, Ark. Services were set to be held Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at the Norman Baptist Church in Norman, Ark.
Pallbearers are Warren Black, Marshall Black, Riley Black, Rodney Standridge, Ernie Nichols and Les Harper.
Arrangements were made under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida, Ark. The guest register is at www.thorntonfh.com.
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Thornton Funeral Home
211 Luzerne St
Mount Ida, AR 71957
(870) 867-2001
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Published in Las Vegas Optic on Dec. 6, 2017