Mr. John “Pearson” Barrett, 72, of Woodbury passed away on August 26, 2014. He was born in Cannon County on July 9, 1942. His parents were the late Leburn Barrett and Louise Gill Barrett. He was also preceded in death by his wife of nearly fifty years, Patricia Davenport Barrett; and a brother, Jimmy Barrett.
He is survived by his son, Joe D. Barrett of Bradyville; two daughters, Melissa Bogle of Woodbury and Amanda Barrett of Bradyville; four brothers, Lofton D. & Joan Barrett, Joe & Billie Barrett, Bobby Barrett and Donald Barrett all of Woodbury; two sisters, Shirley & Allan Moody of Murfreesboro and Mary & Tom Effler of Kentucky; also by six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Mr. Barrett was an easy going person. If you were his friend he would take up for you. He was a hard working man that liked farming, logging, welding and driving a dozer. He was known to be able to work on all types of heavy equipment. He taught his son how to drive a dozer before he was old enough to drive on the road. When he ran into a problem he could study on it a while and figure it out. He also enjoyed going fishing and target shooting with his friends. He loved to have a good meal with family and spend time with them. They were by his side all the way to the end.
Visitation with the family will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 4-8 PM. Graveside services will be conducted by Smith Funeral Home at the Fugitt Cemetery on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11 AM. Van Nichols will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337