Eugene Alvin Barrett

Published 11:30 am Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Eugene Alvin Barrett died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was 66.

Born in Vicksburg, Mr. Barrett was the son of the late Harrison Dewitt Barrett and Ellen McCluskey Barrett. He was a graduate of Satartia High School and retired in 2002 from International Paper Company as power plant safety coordinator.

Mr. Barrett was a former union secretary for International Paper Company and a member of the Red Carpet Camping Club. He was a member of Bovina Baptist Church.

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He is survived by his wife, Omega Griffin Barrett; daughter, Gena Barrett Tatum (Jason) of Vicksburg; two sons, Eugene Alvin “Bo” Barrett Jr. (Christy) of Baton Rouge and Armin J. Barrett of Vicksburg; four grandchildren, Grayson Barrett, Hannah Barrett, Jacob Scott Barrett and Caroline Grace Tatum; five sisters, Dorothy McDonald, Lois Barrett, Bertha Christ, Mary Stokes and Retha Tanner; and three brothers, Jessie Barrett, Paul Lamar Barrett and James Leslie Barrett.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Francis “Doc” Barrett and Charles William Barrett.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Riles Funeral Home with Dr. Garnett P. “Chip” Starnes officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Riles Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Eugene Barrett Jr., Kenneth Tatum, Keith Stennett, Ricky Bounds, Mark Yelverton, Ronnie Oldenburg, Sonny Hickman and Bobby Richardson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Clement Griffin, Red Dowdy, Parker Stevens, Roy Johnson, Gene Jowers, Bill Vinzant, Mike Craft, Gene Neal, George Ezell and Billy Savoie.

Memorials may be made to Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, Vicksburg, MS 39180.