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Paul S. Barrett

May 17, 1926 ~ December 7, 2021 (age 95)


Paul S. Barrett, age 95, of Lawrenceville, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, December 07, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana. He was born on May 17, 1926 in Metropolis, Illinois, the son of Leonard and Nellie (Clark) Barrett. He married Mary Williams on August 06, 1946, and she preceded him in death on February 26, 1995.

Paul worked for the GTE Telephone Company. He served his country in the United States Army, where he was the recipient of the Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European American Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Battle Star, Good Conduct Medal, and Purple Heart Medal. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Lawrenceville. He enjoyed building clocks, fishing, wintering in Texas with his many friends that he met in Bensten Grove Easy Riders Bicycle Club, and spending time with his daughter in Alaska.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife; one daughter, Linda Powell; one stillborn brother; and two sisters, a stillborn and Lillian L. Stallard.

Survivors include several nephews and nieces. Debbie and Shindy Roberts will always treasure the years that she and her husband, along with children, Jerrod and Justin, were privileged to spend with Paul. Paul delighted in the many visits from his great-great-nephews, Harlan and Lewis and great-great-niece, Ivy.

Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM CST at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery, with military rites, Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or First Christian Church. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois is in charge of the arrangements.


Graveside Service
December 21, 2021

1:00 PM
Lawrenceville City Cemetery
300 18th Street
Lawrenceville, IL 62439


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

First Christian Church
1407 State St, Lawrenceville IL 62349

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