Charles Alford Barrett, Sr.

Thu, 10/04/2007 - 4:19pm
By: The Citizen

Charles A. Barrett, Sr., age 80, of Newnan, died September 24, 2007 at Piedmont Newnan Hospital as a result of complications from a heart attack. A native of Fulton County, Georgia, he was born January 31, 1927 the son of the late Paul S. and Stell Hendrick Barrett. In 1943, he graduated from Campbell High School in Fairburn. Charles graduated from The University of Georgia in 1949. He was associated with Kappa Alpha Order and served as vice-president of that organization. Additionally, he served on the Interfraternity Council. A true patriot, Charles was a veteran of The United States Army and the U.S. Maritime Service. His love for his country and dedication to its principles extended throughout his life.

Charles was employed by The Bonnell Company for 24 years and maintained his ties with his fellow employees through the Bonnell retirement club. Other interests included Newnan High School Booster Club, University of Georgia Bulldog Club, The American Legion, VFW, Sons of Legions and Union City Elks Club. He had been a member of the Elks organization for 46 years. The center of Charles' spiritual life was at Macedonia Baptist Church. For seven years, he was the travel planner for the church's Young at Heart group which met twice monthly. In appreciation of his mother who graduated from Newnan High School in 1914, Charles contributed 140 books to the school's library. Surviving Charles is his wife, Jane Copeland Barrett and his son, Charles A. (Chuck) Barrett and his wife Jill. Also surviving are an aunt, Mrs. Howell Barrett; cousins, Dr. Judy Barrett and Howell Barrett, Jr.

The family received friends Sept. 25 at McKoon Funeral Home in Newnan. The funeral service was held Sept. 26 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. John Riley and Rev. Searcy Jackson officiating. Internment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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