Mr. John P. "J" Barrett, age 80 passed away Wednesday July 3, 2013 at a local healthcare center following an extended illness.
Mr. Barrett was born on January 11, 1933 the son of the late John P. Barrett and Jessie Tunnell Barrett. He was a member of the Blountville Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Prior to retirement, Mr. Barrett was employed with Valley Dale Packers, and the City of Kingsport. He was married to the former Virda Murray in 1966, who survives.Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Virda M. Barrett. Two brothers: Glenn and Joe Barrett. Two sisters: Jacki Sexton and Nancy Fluke. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services for Mr. Barrett will be conducted on Saturday July 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. from the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with Chaplain Mike Pelham officiating. Burial will follow in the East Lawn Memorial Park with military honors provided by Hammond Post 3 and Gate City Post 265 American Legion Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warriors. Mr. Barrett's nephews will serve as pallbearers. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com.