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Ray D. Barrett

Funeral services for Mr. Ray D. Barrett will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. W. D. Thomason officiating.  Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m.

Mr. Ray D. Barrett age 80 of Lebanon passed away Saturday, December 31, 2022, at his home.

Born Ray Donald Barrett September 26, 1942, in Watertown, TN, he was the son of the late Garland and Telia Floyd Barrett.

He was saved and baptized as a teen and attended Hillcrest Baptist Church.  While raising his family he was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and since 2014 had been an active member of Dry Creek Baptist Church in Dowelltown, TN.

He loved God, his family and his work.  He enjoyed vehicles, tractors and lawn mowers.  While in school, he worked at the Princess Theater and then the Capitol Theater.  He worked at Hartmann Luggage while he completed his time at Nashville Barber College.  As a master barber, he owned and operated Center Barber Shop in the Cedars Center for thirty-six years.  Due to the location and his speed and skill, he was often the barber for cadets at Castle Heights Military Academy as they would march down Hill Street to meet their regulation of the school.  One day he took care of fifty cadets.  He was also known as the “left handed flat top cutter”.  He retired in 2007 due to his health.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Geneva Boles Barrett; son, John (Angela Morgan) Barrett; daughter, Jennifer (Scott) Jenkins; grandson, Hank Jenkins; granddaughter, Raeanne Jenkins; sister, Christine (Gene) Atnip; two brothers:  Earl (Ruth Townsend) Barrett, Jackie (Bobbie) Barrett; two aunts:  Erline Clayborn, Jean Chapman; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by sister, Betty Jane Poole.

Honorary Pallbearers will be his many friends who supported his business all through his many years as a barber.  Active pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family would like to express a special thank you of appreciation for all the years of care provided by Dr. John Bright Cage, Dr. Kenneth Laws, Dr. Andrew Pickett, Dr. Margaret Sanders and caregivers at Baptist Hospital and now Ascension St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.

Messages for the Family

  1. Royce jackson says:
    Good friend, will be missed! Had a tough road to travel in his latter years.
  2. Sheryl Bates says:
    Prayers for all this family and his many friends and patrons from his badgering days. I know his sweet daughter and her family well. He will be greatly missed by many. May you fly, Mr. Barrett, fly high. One fine day you will be reunited with your loved ones that are left here to mourn your release into paradise. May God watch over this family as they grieve the loss of their patriarch of the family. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days, weeks and months ahead.
  3. Shirley Hackett Carey says:
    I just saw this. I thought the world of Ray. I remember one time I had gone to the beauty school and they really messed up my hair. I went to Ray at the shop and he cut my hair (scalped me). He had to. He said that if I didn’t have the money come back and he would cut it for free. He had a very good heart. He will be missed. Love to the family