Date Honored: February 2016
David and I met and dated in college and were married for 46 years. There were many qualities that made him special, but mainly he was a man of faith who was:
David did all things well and kept things light and bright for those around him.
David knew His God intimately, loved his whole family dearly, and encouraged people around the world. Our family was made rich by sharing life with him.
After his valiant fight against pancreatic cancer, we are at peace knowing he could say with the apostle Paul, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me . . .” (2 Timothy 4:7-8)
David truly “ran with endurance the race set before him” (Hebrews 12:1) and finished life well!
~ Carolyn Barrett, wife
Heaven gained a truly GREAT man, David Barrett.
~ Andrea, Rebekah, and Elizabeth, daughters
A Man who LOVED WELL
People were drawn to him. He had the ability to make every person around him feel loved and important.
A Man with a SERVANT’s heart
For years, he volunteered weekly at the soup kitchen washing dishes and scrubbing pots and pans. He volunteered with Pikes Peak Hospice for over 10 years meeting with people in their homes during their most difficult days.
A Man who was a CHILD AT HEART
Growing up, he frequently took me on “Great Adventure” walks when he would tell original stories. He was an artist with his words who could tell exhilarating tales about ordinary happenings.
A Man of GREAT FAITH
He knew the Lord intimately and loved Him with all of his heart. All of my life I observed that my dad walked with Jesus. I remember going into the furnace room in my parents’ basement, and I discovered his chair, lamp, worn Bible and stacks of scripture cards. That will impact me forever.
~ Elizabeth Moum, daughter
David had three qualities that were especially important to me. He was my protector, my encourager, and my source of abundant love. I was blessed to have had such a wonderful older brother.
~ Rita Jackson, sister
David was my role model. He was a risk taker who was not afraid to fail and who had the ability to laugh at himself when things turned out unexpectedly. He is my hero.
~John Barrett, brother