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William Morris Barrett, Jr.

January 22, 1960 - January 17, 2014

Obituary


William (Bill) Morris Barrett, Jr. passed away on January 17. He was born January 22, 1960 in Sheffield, Alabama. He was a 20 year resident of Hamilton, Texas. Bill was an Army brat and lived all over the world and had a special love for Mannheim, Germany. He graduated from Copperas Cove High School where he was a 3-sport star athlete. He also attended the University of North Alabama and completed his college studies at Angelo State University majoring in Computer Science. He was passionate about youth sports and transferred that zeal into coaching, officiating...

William (Bill) Morris Barrett, Jr. passed away on January 17. He was born January 22, 1960 in Sheffield, Alabama. He was a 20 year resident of Hamilton, Texas. Bill was an Army brat and lived all over the world and had a special love for Mannheim, Germany. He graduated from Copperas Cove High School where he was a 3-sport star athlete. He also attended the University of North Alabama and completed his college studies at Angelo State University majoring in Computer Science. He was passionate about youth sports and transferred that zeal into coaching, officiating and encouraging the young people of this community. He loved teaching children how to reach their full potential and watching them grow into happy, productive adults. He was a senior vice president at C&F Steel for 20 years. His areas of expertise were project management and sales. He was instrumental in taking C & F Steel, a small welding shop from 6 employees to a statewide industry leader in the structural steel fabrication business. He met the love of his life, Becky Barrett, on a blind date and settled into the ride of his life. They were married for 15 years. They were the proud parents of 3 outstanding boys, Casey, Spencer and Josh. Bill loved fast cars, Motown soul music, Bulldog football and good wine. He was preceded in death by a brother, Scottie Barrett and his parents, Colonel William M. Barrett, Sr. and Mary Alice Barrett. He is survived by his wife Becky Barrett, sons Casey Willmon, Spencer Willmon and Josh Campbell, in-laws George and Pat Rogers, and a very special aunt Bobby Jean Thompkins of Florence, Alabama, a host of nieces and nephews and more friends than a man can count. "Thank you Coach Barrett ''' we are better people because we knew you." In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made to Friends of Hamilton ISD, 400 South College, Hamilton, TX 76531, or the charity of your choice. A private memorial was held in Hamilton. Please leave online condolences at www.rileyfuneral.com. Riley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.