Sheldon Ray “Touie” Barrett, age 79, of Russell Springs, KY, formerly of Winslow, passed away Tuesday, January 18 2022 at Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs.
He was born on Monday, October 12 1942, in Winslow, Indiana.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Blair Barrett; daughters, Lana Schmett, spouse Dean, of Evansville IN, and Amy Leach, spouse Robert, of Anderson, IN. He is also survived by his step children, Diana Porter, Darrin Blair (Melissa) and Kenny Luttrell all of Russell Springs, Ky. He is also survived by his extra special granddaughter, Chelsea Potts, and 12 loving grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thelda Drew Barrett and Riley Barrett, two brothers, D.C. and Tom Barrett, and three sisters, Wanda Ramache, Thelma Jean Austin and Hyla Wathem.
He 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, he was a former deputy jailer with the Russell County Jail, Ray served as Russell Springs City Council, Police Commissioner and Commissioner over the Russell Springs City Park. 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.
Funeral Services will be held Sunday at the Wilson Funeral Home in Russell Springs, KY. Graveside services will be 1 PM Monday CST, January 24 2022 at Martin Cemetery in Glezen, with Bro. Darrin Blair officiating. Interment will follow the services.
Expressions of sympathy are requested to be in a form of a contribution to Martin Cemetery, c/o Sue Houchins, P.O. Box 132, Monroe City, IN 47557. The Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City, Indiana is assisting the family with local arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed or you may light a candle in memory of Sheldon at corncolvinfuneralhome.com