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Francis William Barrett III
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Obituary for Francis William Barrett III

On June 5, 2017, Francis William Barrett III passed away at Shands Hospital in Gainesville with his family at his side. He was born August 28, 1962 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Frank was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marialice and Francis Parrett Sr., Edward Cherek, and Frank Eros.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Renn Barrett; parents, Ben and Johannah Cherek Sr. and Francis Barrett Jr. (Dorothy); grandmothers, Etta Cherek and Agnes Eros; five brothers, Ben Cherek Jr. (Naisy), Thomas Cherek (Autumn), Dominick Cherek (Maria), Michael Barrett, and (foster brother) Dru Hollendoner; four sisters, Agnes Fontanella (Andy), Angela Dunn (Tony), Tricia Novakoski (Steve), and Francesca Scott (Aaron); five step-children, Renee Miller (John), RJ and Rena Griggs, and Mathew and Drew Flanders; one grandson, Gabriel Flanders; as well as fourteen nieces and nephews, two great nephews, and too many friends to count.

Frank worked as a high-speed photographer at Tyndall AFB and Eglin AFB where he made many friends. He was a devoted servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, and belonged to Callaway Assembly of God Church.

The family would like to express a sincere “Thank you” to Pastor Tim Steven, his church parishioners, the dearest friends of Christian Motorcycle Association, as well as the caring staff of wonderful nurses and doctors at Shands Hospital Stem Cell Transplant Unit (7th Floor West).

A visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 P.M., Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Callaway Assembly of God Church, 5718 Cherry Street. Funeral services will begin at 1:30 P.M, and interment will follow the service at Popular Head Church Cemetery in Clarksville, Florida.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shands Hospital BMT Unit, 1515 SW Archer Road Suite 100, Gainesville, Florida, 32608.

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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Callaway Assembly of God

5718 Cherry St
Panama City, Florida 32401





1:30 PM
Callaway Assembly of God

5718 Cherry St
Panama City, Florida 32401

Cemetery Details


Popular Head Church Cemetery

19118 FL-73
Clarksville, Florida 32430

Memorial Contribution

UF Health Bone Marrow Transplant – Shands Hospital

Donations may be mailed to: 1515 SW Archer Road Suite 100, Gainesville, FL 32608

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