David Wood Barrett, 88, of Forest, passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Born on December 7, 1931, in Lillesville, N.C., he was a son of the late Claude Barrett and Jenna Lee Barrett and was the loving husband of Anne Radford Barrett for 55 years. In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by three sisters, Noma Lee Whitt, Sue Kostecki and Celia Burch. David is survived by his wife, Anne Barrett; his three children, Patrick Winston Barrett of Colorado, Marie Barrett Case of Asheville, N.C. and John Oldham Barrett of Vinton, Va.; one sister, Eleanor Ramsey Barrett Falls of Waynesboro, Va.; one brother, James Morris Barrett of Roanoke; ten grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. David attended Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church and Covenant Presbyterian Church and was a retired 2nd VP of Underwriting for First Colony Insurance. He attended college at Duke University but graduated from Appalachian State University with his Master's degree in Math. David was a math teacher and a football coach and a former Assistant Principal for Person High School in Roxboro, N.C. He loved playing bridge and golf and he and Anne were part of a RV Camping group for years. He was also a great bowler. David was a supporter and fan of Liberty University Athletics and attended many sporting events there. Most of all he enjoyed his time with family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m., today, Friday, February 21, 2020, at Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Kate Bast officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory, 434-239-2405 is assisting the family. Memories and thoughts may be shared with the family at www.heritagefuneralandcremation.com.
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