Floy Lay “Bug” Barrett, age 80, of Amity, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, May 29, 2022.
He was born on April 29, 1942, in Kirby, the son of Jacob Barrett and Viola Garner Barrett. He was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy Barrett; his great-granddaughter, Kaysen Grace Cogburn; his parents; four brothers, Ray Barrett, Loy Jay Barrett, Loyal Dee Barrett and Arzel Barrett; and five sisters, Irene Wilder, Sue Francis, Loise Cox, Toppie Harvey and LaVeenie Stewart.
Floy was fondly nicknamed and known by everyone as “Bug”; was a hard-working man, who was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone he knew in need. He was a simple man, never trying to be anyone other than just a kind-hearted, family man. He loved his horses, but his greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, who he put before anything else. He was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who will be missed deeply by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife, who only lived four hours after he passed away, Dora Mae Barrett; his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Lisa Barrett; his three daughters and two sons-in-law, Cathy Barrett Henthorn, Sandra and Alan Keener and Delores and tommy Cogburn; all of Amity; numerous precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who he adored; two sisters, Joy Fay Norris of Amity and Ruby Porter of Glenwood; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members; and a host of wonderful friends.
Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM, Friday, June 3, 2022, in the Woodall Valley Cemetery with Bro. Kyle Cowart officiating.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Barrett, Mark Cogburn, Daniel Jones, Zack Cogburn, Eric Cogburn, Johnathan Keener, Kevin Evans and Kyle Barrett.
Honorary pallbearers will be Crystal Cogburn, Dakota Yarbrough, Jeremy Cogburn, Shawn Cogburn and Lane Austin
Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home, Glenwood.
Guest registry is at www.smithfamilycares.com.