Gene Barrett, Jr., of Coolidge, passed away in Waco, Texas on September 26, 2020 at the age of 60. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 2, 2020 in the Coolidge Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.
Gene was born in Dallas, Texas on December 17, 1959 to Harley Gene, Sr., and Doris Meria Paris Barrett. He grew up in Coolidge and graduated from Coolidge High School where he played baseball and participated in track (the two sports he really enjoyed). He was a contractor/builder his entire life. The majority of his contracting career was spent traveling around the country remodeling Dillard Stores.
Gene loved his family and enjoyed getting together with everyone at family gatherings. Although he never had any children of his own, he loved his nieces and nephews and spoiling them, as much as possible, was his favorite pastime. Gene’s favorite “season” was Deer season; he loved to hunt and was always anxious for that time to come around.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harley and Doris Barrett; and Charlotte Everett.
Gene is survived by sisters, Wyone Manes and husband, David, SeLayna McAdams and Sonja Rivera; brother, Christopher Barrett; Glenda Barrett; nephew, Greg Conn and wife, Debra and son, Cooper; nephew, Dale Manes and wife, Shonda and children, Makenzie Newby and husband, Evan and Dakota Manes and wife, Makala and daughter, Paisley; niece, Katrina White and husband, Brian and son, Blake; nephew, Brian Barrett and children, Ashley, Kaylee, Braiden and Brison; nephew, Nicholas Molina and wife, Viviana and daughter, Michelle; niece, Cristina Molina and children, Sebastian, Jazmyne, Kamila and Josue Ruelas; nephew, Michael McAdams; nephew, James Fisher (and wife) and children, Leo and Ephram; nephew, Richard Fisher (and wife) and daughter, Kylie Brooklyn; and nephew, Conner Barrett and daughter, Harlie.