ORANGE — Ronnie Eugene Barrett, 64, of Orange, died Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.
A Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at Barrett Cemetery in Bernice, Louisiana with Reverend Steve Barrett officiating.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Kokomo, Indiana on January 8, 1948, Ronnie was the son of Eugene and Bessie (Payne) Barrett. He graduated from Little Cypress High School and received a degree in Criminal Justice from Lamar University. He served his country in the Army Reserves and was a member of Pipefitters Local 195. He had an extensive law enforcement career, serving as a sergeant with the Orange Police Department, deputy sergeant with the Travis County Sherriff’s Department, and he retired from the Pinehurst Police Department as a detective lieutenant. He owned a pest control company and was currently employed by the Stark Foundation in Security Management.
Ronnie was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. His friends and community were a very important part of his life. He was an avid and experienced hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed traveling, often traveling to unique places to enjoy his interests. A genuine motorcycle rider, he traveled from coast to coast with his friends.
Ronnie was a very well respected law enforcement officer. He was very thorough, fair, and conscientious in the performance of his duties. He was an admired and trusted friend who worked tirelessly for his community. He will be greatly missed by all.
Ronnie is survived by his wife of 33 years, Janey Barrett of Orange; and son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Katrina Shriber of Orange; grandson Hunter Schriber of Orange.
Serving as Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Smith, Jack McClelland, Tommy Clary, Jim Ehlert, Dan Robertson, Bill Windham, Brian Windham, and Richard Terry.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The 100 Club of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 3405, Beaumont, Texas 77704.