Edward C. Barrett

Edward C. Barrett, 88, of Amarillo and formerly of Hereford, died on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Hereford.  Private burial will be at Llano Cemetery in Amarillo.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Ed was born on May 25, 1931 in Emporia, Kansas.  He was raised on a farm north of Emporia with eight brothers and two sisters.   He married Millie Merry on February 18, 1951 in Emporia.  He worked for REA climbing poles and hanging wire and various other jobs before finding his true passion in life.  He won the Kansas City Royal on a cutting horse named Ready Money.  He joined with Jim Lowder to build and operate Cattleman’s feedlot in Emporia.  He ran Lubbock Feedyard before moving back to Emporia in 1968 where he built and operated Flint Hills Feedyard.  In 1975, Ed worked with the Crofoot family to establish the Barrett and Crofoot Feedlots in Hereford, Texas now owned and operated by his sons and grandsons fulfilling his lifelong dream.

He is survived by his wife, Millie Barrett of Amarillo; a daughter, Jan Weishaar and husband Ron of Hereford; three sons, Bob Barrett and wife Susan of Hereford, Rodney Barrett and wife Judy of Hereford, Brad Barrett and wife Kim of Canyon; a brother, Wilbur Barrett of Emporia, Ks.; a sister-in-law, Alice Barrett of Kansas; eleven grandchildren, Brian Barrett and wife Regena, James Barrett and wife Amanda, Brooke Anderson and husband Tim, Holly Creech, Jessica Schenk and husband Jonathan, Barrett Weishaar and wife ReBecka, Hunter Barrett, Bailee Collier and husband Jordy, Tatum Barrett, Bryson Barrett, and Brandel Barrett; and twenty-three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and suggest memorials be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5410 S. Bell St., Suite 411, Amarillo, Texas 79109. Memorial gifts can also be made online at www.alz.org/westtexas with the honorary tribute name as Edward C. Barrett.

19 Replies to “Edward C. Barrett”

  1. I remember Ed from my days in Hereford Tx, he always enjoyed playing tennis at the Hereford Country Club in those days. That was always a lot of fun. My condolences to his wife Milly and family, may Ed rest in peace.

  2. On behalf of the Barrett cousins, I would like share the deep respect and admiration we have for Uncle Ed. As I was growing up, Uncle Ed was one of those people that would listen to what you wanted to talk about, but when he spoke, he commanded your attention. His demeanor was calm and respectful in every way. He made you feel like you were important, all the while being one of those people that when he strode into a room, cowboy boots and all, you knew he was there. He and Aunt Millie spawned an outstanding family and should be proud.

    On behalf of the Barrett cousins, thanks Uncle Ed!

  3. Our deepest condolences to the Barrett family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
    Ed and family will always hold a special place in our hearts.
    We love you all,
    Jo Ann (Tohm) Giordano and family.

  4. I did not meet “Cowboy Ed’, as he will always affectionately be called at Autumn Leaves, until I started spending time at AL. To meet Ed and get to know Ed has been a pleasure, joy and gift from God. He touched so many lives and will be greatly missed! Prayers to all the family.

  5. Aunt Millie, Bob, Jan, Rod, Brad & Families,
    So little we can say, so little we can do, but may it help somehow to know– Our hearts and prayers go out to you and all the family!!
    We’ll always remember, Uncle Ed’s twinkle in his eyes and great smile!!

  6. He was a great man and will be dearly missed by many. My condolences to all the family in this celebration of life.

  7. Our sincere sympathy to Ed’s family, especially our brother-law, Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. My deepest condolences to all family members of Mr Ed Barrett – Such a kind and giving Christian! He will be truly missed!!! God Bless all during this time.

  9. I had the opportunity to interview Ed for a story years ago and spent time with him and his family. It was a delightful time and I have fond memories of them all. My condolences to the family.

  10. I remember all the good times we had in a HEREFORD with Ed and Milie. Such wonderful people. Prayers for peace to Ed’s family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  11. I’m so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He was a great man and was a beacon in the Hereford community. He was also a huge supporter of the tennis program while I was the coach there. Prayers for Millie and all of your family. I have such great memories of his family, especially with Rodney and Brad.

  12. My family and I are so sorry for your loss. Ed was such a good man. He had a heart of gold, and he instilled that into all of his family. Our prayers are with you all.
    Much love to you all,
    The Northcutt family

  13. So sorry we are unable to attend Uncle Ed’s memorial. George has a needle biopsy that day which has been scheduled for awhile. We will certainly miss his smiling face and great humor.

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