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Donald Lou Barrett Sr

November 22, 1938 — June 22, 2024


Mr. Donald Lou Barrett, Sr 85 of Hillman, Michigan passed away Saturday, June 22, 2024 peacefully at home. He was born in Alpena, Michigan on November 22, 1938 to Thomas and Murriel (Duncan) Barrett. He was a graduate of Hillman High School. Don married Sharon Nancy (Cohoon) Barrett on June 11, 1960 and together they celebrated 64 years of marriage before his passing. Don served his country proudly in the United States Army from January 1962 to January 1964. He was stationed in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After he was honorably discharged, he worked at General Motors as a material handler for a total of 30 years. Once retired, Don enjoyed traveling with cherished family and friends, fishing, hunting, camping, and working on cars. He was a “jack of all trades” and could fix anything that needed to be fixed. Don was always a patient, caring person. He would stop what he was doing to help anyone and always took care of his neighbors. He is and will be truly missed.

 Don is survived by his loving wife, Sharon Barrett of Hillman; children, Robin (Red) Husted of Lewiston; Donnie (Patty) Barrett of Grand Blanc; Nancy (Patrick) Thomas of Rochester; grandchildren, Darin (Sara) Plinski of Clarkston; Adam (Gabby Byers) Barrett of Clio; Ashlee (Dan) Hanson of Burton; Veronica Thomas; Nadia Thomas; Tyler Thomas; Jada Thomas all of Rochester; great-granddaughter, Emily Plinski of Clarkston; great-grandsons, Matthew Plinski of Clarkston; Caleb Hanson of Burton; Ethan Hanson of Burton; and great-grandson-to-be, Oliver; brother-in-law, Larry (Janet) Cohoon of Hillman; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Murriel Barrett.

 In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. The family has chosen to remember Don privately at this time. There will be a celebration of life held in his honor at a later date. 

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