Billy Wayne Barrett passed away at the age of 68 in his long-time neighborhood of Clifton, Ohio on September 18, 2021.
Billy’s heartbreaking loss is felt by the cherished loved ones he leaves behind, including his loving wife of 48 years, Mary Barrett. The story of Billy’s life begins and ends with the family he built and raised with Mary. He is the devoted father of seven children including Tanya Marie Barrett-Peters, 47 (David Peters); William (Billy) Wayne Barrett, 44 (Lori Barrett); Catrina Marie Barrett-Frederick, 42 (Eric Scott Frederick); Jeremy Ian Barrett, 41; Andrew Benton Barrett, 38 (Kaiya Barrett); and son Joshua Lee Barrett and daughter Latashua Barrett preceded Billy in death.
Billy’s children grew up to raise their own families and gave him 17 grandchildren. He was the proud grandfather of Kristin Peters, Alyssa Peters, BJ Barrett, Kimberly Barrett, Brooklyn Barrett, Destiny Frederick, Skylar Frederick, Savannah Frederick, Jeremy ‘Jay’ Barrett, Kyle Barrett, Dylan Barrett, Journi Barrett, Alayna Barrett, Aaliyah Barrett, AJ Barrett, Kayla Barrett, and Faith Barrett.
Billy was born in Kentucky on June 16, 1953 to Foster Barrett and Jessie Barrett (Marshall). He grew up with brother’s Bobby and Tommy and their sister Phyllis in Booneville, KY, a town Billy held close to his heart and loved to visit throughout his life.
After moving to Ohio during his school years, Billy attended Vine Street, Woodward, and Hughes High School. He was 18-years-old when he met 16-year-old Mary Alice Beuerlein and they were married on June 15, 1973. Billy and Mary settled into their home on Ravine Street in Clifton where they lived for 40 years and raised their family. He made sure their kids and sometimes neighborhood friends experienced as many things as possible to give them a full outlook on life.
Billy was a hardworking man who taught his kids the value of making your own living and learning real-life skills to help them out in life. As a young man, he worked at Convalescent Hospital assisting people who are disabled. To support his family, Billy held jobs as a landscaper and a physical therapy assistant. As he got older, he took on the responsibility of babysitting his grandchildren.
When he wasn’t with his family, Billy enjoyed watching movies and taking occasional trips to the casino with Mary. Billy especially loved taking long drives in the country, hanging out with his boys at the flea market, spending time with his children and grandchildren, and the taste of a hot cup of coffee.
Billy’s spirit now rests with those who left this life before him including his son Joshua and daughter Latashua. He is also now reunited with his loving parents Foster and Jessie Barrett, brothers Bobby and Tommy Barrett, and sister Phyllis Barrett.
Respects can be paid to Billy and the family during a visitation on Thursday, September 23 at Clepper-Hay Funeral Home located on 2961 Madison Road from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 24 at St. Francis Seraph Parish on 1615 Vine Street at 11:30 a.m. immediately followed by burial at St. Joseph New Cemetery on 4500 Foley Road.
Billy will be forever missed and cherished as an important piece of the family that can never be replaced, he will never be forgotten, and is forever in our hearts.
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