Jasper Herman Barrett
Jasper Herman Barrett, formerly of Salado and who lived in Waco, Texas for the last 12 years, passed away on May 22, 2015 at the age of 93.
Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. May 28 at the Wilkirson-Hatch Bailey Funeral Home in Waco.
A graveside service will be held at the Salado Cemetery in Salado, Texas at 11 a.m. May 30 with Gayle Crowe officiating.
Jasper was born on August 10, 1921, in Hardin, Texas to Richard Herman Barrett and Alma May (Williamson) Barrett.
After graduating from Beaumont High School, he attended Texas A & M, earning a B. S. In Chemical Engineering in 1943. He immediately entered the military, serving as Second Lieutenant in the Chemical Warfare Service. Upon discharge from the military in 1946, Jasper went to work for Union Carbide.
Always affectionately known as Jap, he married Patricia Jaronitzky in 1947. He and Pat were active members in the Church of Christ. He was a licensed Ham radio operator and an enthusiast of all technology.
During his career with Union Carbide he worked in locations in Texas, New York, California, and Puerto Rico. Upon his retirement in 1984, Pat and Jap moved to Salado. During his retirement, he and Pat enjoyed traveling whether it was to visit family and friends or to visit places around the world. Jap was a caregiver to Pat, who died in 1996 following a prolonged illness.
The last of his generation, Jap is survived by his son, Marc Barrett and his wife, Anne of Waco, and his daughter, Shelley O’Clair and her husband, Michael of Seattle, Washington, as well as grandchildren Austin Barrett and his wife, Becky of Dallas, Andrew Barrett of New York City and Lucie O’Clair of Seattle, and great grandson Benjamin Barrett of Dallas.
Memorials may be made to the Providence Foundation, World Christian Broadcasting (Franklin, TN) or to the charity of your choice.