Benton Frank Barrett, age 81, of Grenada died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. He was born Feb. 27, 1938 in Bruce to the late William Benton and Jessie Lee (Goforth) Barrett. After his service to our country in the United Sates Air Force, he worked his way up to becoming a Captain on a river boat in the Inland waterways. His joys were many, which includes reading, hunting, fishing, coin collecting, knives and firearms. But nothing meant more to him than his family. He was member of Enid Baptist Church.
A graveside service is planned for 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 at Pittsboro Cemetery in Pittsboro with Bro. Rickey Harris officiating. Nathan Jones, Joseph Fewell, John Barrett, Wes Ballard, Daniel Ballard, and Bubba Chaney will be serving as pallbearers.
Mr. Barrett is survived by four sons, David Barrett (Doretta) of Chicago, Ill., Felix Shipp (Brenda) of Grenada, Daniel Barrett of Hernando, and Jason Barrett (Shannon) of Starkville; two daughters, Tina Finger (John) of Hernando, and Patricia Fewell of Scobey; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Along with his parents, Mr. Barrett was preceded in death by his wife, Jimmie Nell Barrett.
Seven Oaks Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.