Larry Gene Barrett, Sr., 82, of Washington, IL, formerly of Metamora, IL, passed away at 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria. He was born on November 8, 1938 in rural Saunemin, IL to Luther M. and Lucy S. (Dehm) Barrett. He married Donna K. Rentsch on June 23, 1961 in Norway, IL.
Surviving are his wife, Donna of Washington; son, Larry G. (Pam) Barrett, Jr. of Peoria Heights; daughter, Deborah (Jerry) Weiss of Princeton, IL; granddaughter, Brandy (Luis Garcia) Weiss; grandson, Derrick (Nichole) Weiss; step-grandchildren, Chantel (Josh) Burch and Joshua Haller; great-grandchildren, Noah Weiss and Kaelyn Weiss; step-great-grandchild, Bella Burch; and sister, Loyce Stonecipher of Odell, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Larry was a U.S. Navy Veteran. After serving his country, he owned and operated Barrett’s Standard Station in Germantown Hills. He then owned and operated Larry Barrett Builders. He was a member of Washington Christian Church in Washington, IL. He enjoyed tractor pulls on his WD45 Allis Chalmers tractor and spending time with his family, including his nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Mason Funeral Home Germantown Hills Chapel with Pastor Jeff Browning officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the funeral home and also one hour prior to his service on Saturday at the funeral home. Due to COVID-19, CDC guidelines will be followed with social distancing and masks required. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Metamora with military rites accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674, Illinois Cancer Center, 8940 North Wood Sage Road, Peoria, IL 61615, or Washington Christian Church, 1012 North Main Street, Washington, IL 61571. Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.
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