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SHELDON RAY BARRETT, 79, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 
Sheldon Ray Barrett, 79, of Russell Springs, KY passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Russell County Hospital. He was born October 12, 1942 in Winslow, Indiana, a son of the late Thelda Drew Barrett and Riley Barrett.
 
Ray attended Winslow High School, and then went on to play basketball at Oakland City University. He served as a police officer with Russell Springs and Jamestown Police Departments, was a former Russell County Deputy Jailer, served as a Russell Springs City Councilmember, Police Commissioner, and Russell Springs City Park Commissioner. He loved coaching Little League baseball and basketball. He attended the Solid Rock Tabernacle Church in Russell Springs. Ray enjoyed Thoroughbred horse racing and was very involved in car sales and auctions and enjoyed playing cards.
 
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by 2 brothers: D.C. and Tom Barrett and 3 sisters: Wanda Ramache, Thelma Jean Austin and Hyla Wathem. 
 
SURVIVORS:
His wife: Janice Blair Barrett
2 daughters: Lana Schmett (Dean) of Evansville, IN and Amy Leach (Robert) of Anderson, IN
3 step-children: Diana Porter, Darrin Blair (Melissa) and Kenny Luttrell all of Russell Springs, KY
Special granddaughter: Chelsea Potts; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren
Several nieces & nephews
 
Funeral Service: Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 2:00pmCT at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY with Bro. Darrin Blair officiating
 
Visitation: After 12:00pmCT on Sunday at Wilson Funeral Home
 
Interment: Martin Cemetery at Petersburg, Indiana
 
Expressions of sympathy are requested to be in a form of a contribution to Martin Cemetery and may be left at Wilson Funeral Home in Russell Springs or Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City, Indiana
 
Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

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