I love you.
Chuck, you will be missed. You were very loved. Rest In Peace my friend.
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, I will love you. Nothing can ever change that you were my husband, my love, my friend, my rock. No amount of time will change that.
Gone way to soon,missed forever,so very sorry
It was 15 or more years ago, and Chuck and I got in to a days long discussion of American
authors and poets. We came to the conclusion that Walt Whitman was one of the best. We both
agreed that the preface to “Leaves of Grass,” first published in 1855, best described how we
felt a man should strive to live his life.
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals,
despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the
stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants,
argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people,
take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number
of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the
young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open
air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have
been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults
your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have
the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines
of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every
motion and joint of your body.”
— Walt Whitman, preface to “Leaves of Grass”
This is how, I think, Chuck tried to live his life. And I admired him for it.
It was a goal, something to strive for. To those of us than knew him well,
I believe he was far more successful than even he believed.
You will be missed by many exspecially me. I love you bro. I will always cherish our long walks and talks on the beach when we were young. Fly high with the angels. Rest in peace brother
This candle is from dad he said to say he loves u and will miss alot
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Charles Isaac Barrett (Chuck), 62, passed away on December 8, 2018. He was born on March 6, 1956 to David and Lousinda Barrett in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Chuck enlisted in the Army at the age of 18 with his best friend, Barry Crane. He and his best friend became Green Berets. He was also a private pilot. After his time in the Army, and a few other odd jobs, he found his passion for computers. This passion would ultimately lead to him starting his own company. He was married to his loving wife of 16 years, Laura Barrett. They first met out in California where together they designed a software program. They started their romance when Chuck showed up at Laura’s house with a dozen red roses and told her that he loved her for such a long time.
Chuck is survived by his wife Laura Barrett; his daughter Terra (Michael) Totton and his 3 grandchildren; his son Blaze Barrett; his father David (Patricia) Barrett; his siblings Richard (Lois) Boone, Lisa Barrett Linton, Candace Duncan, Henry Duncan Jr., and Suzanne Duncan; his step-siblings Mike Sweeney, Doug (Christine) Sweeney, and Lorrie West; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Chuck was preceded in death by his mother Lousinda Mosby Barrett; his grandmother Ada Cox Radcliffe; his grandfather William Harlan Mosby; grandmother Irene Barrett; grandfather Isaac Barrett; and his step-brother Ricky Sweeney.
It was Chuck’s wishes not to have a funeral service, instead he wished to be taken to the Pacific Ocean a place he loved dearly . Chuck was so loved by his family and will be dearly missed.
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