Obituaries

Obituaries

John Patrick Barrett 1982 - 2013

John Patrick Barrett, 31, loving brother, kind and caring son, and loyal friend to hundreds, unexpectedly passed from this world on the afternoon of Sunday, August 25, 2013.
John was born on January 9, 1982, just one minute after his identical twin brother, David. Affectionately known as “JB” to many who knew him, John’s quick wit, sharp intellect, and kind spirit made him one of the most well-liked and popular individuals around. His charisma and charm were undeniable, and his generosity was truly boundless.
Even from a young age, it became apparent that John, along with David, would become a force that would touch thousands of lives. Traveling across the country with David and other friends was one of his greatest joys in life. He and his brother attended hundreds of concerts together throughout the years. In fact, this passion for music is what led John and his twin brother to careers in the music industry under the guise of “Team B.” John was also an avid collector of poster rock art, and his collection of rare pieces of art work number in the hundreds.
John was also a loyal Kansas Jayhawks and St. Louis Cardinals fan. During his lifetime he was able to witness both teams win championships, which is more than any Cubs fan could ever say. John graduated from the University of Kansas in 2007 with a degree in political science, and spent two years studying the Arabic language. He was kind, compassionate, loving, witty, intelligent, and absolutely wonderful. The loss of such a beautiful individual is profoundly tragic, and our family will miss him with every fiber of our being for the rest of our lives.
John has a wonderful blended family, and is survived by his mother, Patricia Ann Hunt, 58, and father, Stephen Ross Barrett, 55, his step-mother Lori Kay Barrett, 52, his step-father Mark V Hunt, 56, his maternal grandmother, Mary Lou Hughes, 78, and paternal grandmother Maxine Serati, 87, his identical twin brother, David Ross Barrett, 31, younger brother, Daniel Stephen Barrett, 28, younger step-brother, Eugene Howard “Trey” Wheeler III, 28, and younger sister, Kelsey Brianna Barrett, 19. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, future brother-and-sister-in laws, and enough friends to fill a large book. Memorial services will be held at 1pm on Friday, August 30, 2013 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Visitation will be from 11am until the time of service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Tunes for Tots or the Arbor Day Foundation. For more information or to sign the guest register, please visit bluefuneralhome.com
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