October 12, 1935 ~ May 19, 2022

Born in: Summer Shade, Kentucky
Resided in: Summer Shade, Kentucky

Bobby Mitchell Barrett, 86 of Summer Shade passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the Shanti Niketan Hospice Home in Glasgow. Born, October 12, 1935 in Metcalfe County he was the son of the late R.P. and Beluah Jesmond James Barrett. Besides his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers. Lonnie and Archie Barrett.
After high school Mr. Barrett served in the United States Navy and later retired from General Telephone and then worked 11 years at South Central Rural Telephone Coop in Glasgow. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ.
Mr. Barrett is survived by his wife of almost 63 years, Margaret Harper Barrett of Summer Shade. A son Mitchell and wife Tina of Bowling Green. Daughter, LaKettia and husband Tommy O’Leary of Edmonton. Five grandchildren. Dylan and Cole Barrett of Bowling Green. Kelsey (Zach) Guiler of Summer Shade, Kristin (Michael) Miller of Lexington and Maggie O’Leary of Summer Shade. One great grandson Joseph Guiler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Bobby Barrett will be held 4:30 PM, Sunday, May 22nd at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5:00 PM Saturday and 9:00 AM Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be made to the Shanti Niketan Hospice Home, T.J. Community Mission Foundation, 1301 North Race St., Glasgow, Kentucky. 42141.
Butler Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted to the care of Mr. Barrett. Please share your messages of condolence with the family at

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  1. So sorry for your loss but so happy he’s gone home to be with the Lord. Comfort and strength to all. Randell and Dianna Glass.

  2. Aunt Margaret, Michelle and LaKettia…So sorry to hear of uncle Bobby’s passing Sending our love and prayers to yall….

    Archie Cathy and family

  3. So sorry for your loss. Bobby was always a nice man. Many prayers for Margret and the family.

  4. So very sorry to hear about Bobby’s passing I have known this Family all my life Bobby was a great Christian man and loved by so many May the family have comfort in knowing he is in heaven now and know longer suffering Praying for all of you 🙏🙏

  5. I am truly sorry for your loss. It was an honor for me to have taken care of Bobby at the Shanti Niketan hospice house and to meet such a wonderful and loving family. I will always remember you ❤

    • Jennifer,
      Everyone at the Shanti Niketan Hospice Home were kind and loving. Thank you for everything you did for him and you sweet comforting caring spirit when he passed away. Thank you for caring for my Daddy.
      Thank you,
      From The Barrett Family (The Family from 508)

  6. Sorry for your loss. I truly enjoyed his wonderful stories. Prayers and hugs to all. Laura Abernathy Skilled Nursing Unit at TJ

    • Thank you for your care for daddy. Your kindness was appreciated.
      From The Barrett Family

  7. Margaret: So very sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. Will always remember our DQ visits. They were precious times. Praying that God will give you all comfort that can only come from him. Memories of you and Bobby and good times together will always remain our hearts. Love you!

    • On behalf of Moma, thank you. Her and Daddy had fond memories of the DQ visit.
      From The Barrett Family

  8. Faye Throneberry says:
    Margaret, so sorry for your loss. Bobby was a nice guy and a good Christian man. We all use to have a lot of fun together. Good memories. Prayers for you and your family. Love you!

  9. Bobby was a good man he loved his family, prayers for his family
    we worked together for several years, you could always count on him, he will be missed.

    • Thank you Jackie. My daddy always spoke of you fondly. He loved his telephone buddies.
      From The Barrett Family

  10. Loved him so much! Such a kind man an great Christian example. Love and hugs to his family!

  11. To Margaret and family, my condolence and may the Lord grant you peace and comfort. So glad I recently had the pleasure of reconnecting with him by phone. Had not heard from him since high school (EHS-1953). RIP Bobby

  12. Mitchell, LaKettia, and Margaret, so sorry about Bobby Mitchell’s passing. He was a great man and loved his family. He will live on in your hearts and your memories. He and Daddy made many memories together growing up. Hugs and prayers from your Allbright cousins.

    • Thank you. You know your family when you say Bobby Mitchell. He loved your family as well.
      From The Barrett Family

  13. So sorry for your loss! He was a kind man & a great neighbor & will be missed by many! Prayers for comfort for the family!

  14. my dad Bryant woodcock work with bobby at general telephone he thought lot of bobby. sorry hear bobby passing.

    • Thank you Darrell. Daddy loved his work family. I heard stories of your dad over the years. He thought a lot of your dad as well.
      From The Barrett Family

  15. LaKettia, I just saw that your Dad has passed away. I remember him well from my time in Edmonton. God bless you and your family in this time of sadness and sorrow. Bill Reece

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