MAY 28, 1940 - MAY13, 2014

Larry Barrett, born on May 28, 1940, passed away on May 13, 2014 at his home with family at his bedside in Taft, CA after a long battle with cancer.  He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Barrett, mother, Ilene Close Barrett and half sister, Christen.  Leaving behind his wife of 56 years, Linda Barrett.  He served his country as a member of the US Army from 1957 to 1961.  Larry spent most of his life as an auto mechanic.  After retiring, he loved hanging out in his garage building race car engines having his loyal dog and best friend, Frazir with him.  He also loved fishing with his son.  Larry is survived by his children, Cynthia Childers and husband, Donnie, Jay Barrett and wife, Lori, Eddie Barrett and wife, Melinda, Terrie Barrett Erlewine and husband, Don; eight grandchildren and their wives, Faith Reynolds and husband, Tim, Doug Hunt and wife, Veronica, Jason Geiser and wife, Brandi, Jeffrey Barrett and wife, Mystie, Brent Barrett Bowser and wife, Abbi, Christopher Conners and wife, Lisa and Jessica Billings and husband, Jason; 16 great-grandchildren, Maycie, Ashlyn, Jaycie, Jaxon, Taylor, Trinity, Cheyenne, Mikie, Garrett, Urjah, Jayden, Destanie, Belle, London, Kayden and Jason, Jr.  The family would like to thank Hoffmann Hospice.  A memorial service will be held at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home, 501 Lucard St., Taft, CA on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm. followed by a gathering at Larry’s residence at 519 Taylor St., Taft, CA.  There are no visitation hours scheduled and the arrangements are under the direction of the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.  To express online condolences or sign an online registry, please visit www.EricksonAnd