Ronnie Eugene Barrett
Ronnie Eugene Barrett, 65, of Orange, died Saturday, Jan. 26, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A Graveside Service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Barrett Cemetery in Bernice, La., with the Rev. 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, In. on Jan. 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 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.
Preceded in death by his parents, Ronnie is survived by his wife of 33 years, Janey Barrett of Orange; son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Katina Schrieber of Orange; and grandson, Hunter Schrieber. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Jim Ehlert and wife, Rhonda; niece, Carley Britnell and husband, Mark; nephew, Clayton Ehlert and wife, Shea; God-children, Christopher Smith and Jessica Smith; and father-in-law, Jim Ehlert.
Serving as Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers will be Tommy Clary, Jim Ehlert, Jack McClelland, Dan Robertson, Larry Smith, Richard Terry, Bill Windham and Brian Windham.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The 100 Club of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 3405, Beaumont, Texas 77704.