Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

James Thomas Barrett

James Thomas Barrett (Tom), 88, passed away to his Heavenly Home on Saturday, March 30Th with his family by his side.

Tom was born on March 28, 1931 in Midland, NC to the late Samuel Craig and Annie Clark Barrett. Tom attended Midland Elementary School and finished High School at Bethel in Midland. He married Mildred Kiser Barrett in 1953.Tom went to work for Mr. O.B. Furr at an early age, it was supposed to be a job for a short time but ended up several years, then he worked for Mr. J.B. Jordan for many years, after that the Exxon Distributor was for sale, he purchased it and stayed on another 17 years as owner, making a total of 42 years.

When they retired they owned a mountain home where they spent a lot of time, as well as traveling all the 50 states and taking the grandchildren, Katelyn and Zachary with them on some trips. While traveling they toured England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. They were lucky in England where they saw the queen in a parade.

Tom is survived by his wife Mildred Barrett of 65 years, he has 2 sons, Mike Barrett (Sheree) of Midland, NC and Eric Barrett (Amy) of Pinetown, NC, grandchildren, Zachary Barrett of Midland, NC, Katelyn Harrison (Nicholas) also of Midland, NC, Emma Barrett and Anna Claire Barrett of Pinetown, NC, sisters Nancy Tucker of Hickory, NC, Earlene Nash of Charlotte, NC and Joe Barrett of Doylestown, PA, he also had lots of nieces and nephews that he loved a lot.

Special thanks to Tracey Drye and Hospice of Cabarrus County for all the great care they gave him, as well as Golden Hearts Healthcare.

Visitation will be 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Saturday with a Memorial Service at 2:00 PM at Loves Grove Methodist Church at Stanfield, 4360 Polk Ford Road.

Memorials will be appreciated for the Family Life Center Building Fund, Loves Grove Methodist Church, P.O. Box 276, Stanfield, NC 28163.


  • Terry & Elaine Page Posted April 1, 2019 5:45 pm

    With sincere heartfelt sympathy, may you feel God’s love embrace you during this difficult time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God’s love lift you and hold you close, and give you comfort and peace. Our greatest comfort in sorrow is knowing God is with us.

  • Ms.Dot Hatley Posted April 1, 2019 7:19 pm

    “Mick” and family,….Sincere sympathy…

  • David and Zina Burbage Posted April 1, 2019 7:35 pm

    Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time

  • Billy Ray Askew and Family Posted April 1, 2019 9:04 pm

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort. God bless you all.

  • KIm Grissom Posted April 2, 2019 8:53 am

    Eric and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for peace and comfort for you all.

  • John and Lynda Huneycutt Posted April 2, 2019 8:57 am

    Mick, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around all of you during your time of sorrow and loss.

  • Wanda Spradley Posted April 3, 2019 1:51 pm

    My prayers go out to you. He was a GREAT man to all. Prayers to Mick. Mike, Eric and all your family members. Just found out today.

  • Selina T. Connell Posted April 3, 2019 7:37 pm

    Mike my prayers are with you and your family

  • Denika Mills Coley Posted April 4, 2019 9:30 pm

    I am so sorry you are all in my thoughts and prayers

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