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OBIT: Sergeant Major James K. “Jim” Barrett, Sr, United States Army (Ret.), Age 89, of Gordonsville, TN

Sergeant Major James K. “Jim” Barrett, Sr

Sergeant Major James K. “Jim” Barrett, Sr, United States Army (Ret.) age 89 of Gordonsville, TN, died on Friday, April 6, 2018.

Jim was born December 30, 1928 in the New Middleton, TN area, son of the late Willis Edward Barrett and Nettie Jackson Williams Barrett. He married Peggie Hesson on September 16, 1950 and she preceded him in death on January 14, 2008 after 57 loving years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by youngest Son; Raymond Edward Barrett, and Siblings; David Barrett and Howard Barrett, both of Gordonsville, TN, and Edwina Fish of Collins, Iowa. Jim enjoyed the hobby of restoring old vehicles.

SGM Barrett is survived by Three Children; Cindy (Franky) Law of Gordonsville, TN, James K. (Mary) Barrett, Jr, of Gordonsville, TN, and Lisa Null of West Virginia, and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren totaling thirty-five.

SGM Barrett was drafted into the United States Army on November 28, 1951. After his two year draftee service and a brief break, he enlisted in the regular Army and retired after 23 years of service on May 31, 1975. His awards and decorations consist of: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal (6 Awards), Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), National Defense Service Medal (2 Awards), Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal, and Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation. Badges consist of: Mechanic – Expert Badge with Rifle Bar (M-16), Marksman Badge with Rifle Bar (M-1). SGM Barrett’s overseas duty consisted of Tours of Duty in Austria, Germany, France, England, Vietnam, and Okinawa.

Funeral Services for SGM. Barrett are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2PM with Bro. Alton Hesson officiating. Burial with full Military Honors will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the Barrett family will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday from 4PM until 8PM and again on Sunday from 10AM until the time of the service at 2PM.