Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home

11801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL


Richard Paul Barrett

February 7, 1950July 28, 2020

Richard Paul Barrett, 70, passed away on July 28, 2020 in Summerdale, Alabama surrounded by his Son and Daughter-in-law.

He was born in Brockton, Massachusetts on February 7, 1950 to Roy Hazeltine Barrett and Shirley Raby. He had two sisters, Judith Bohn and Linda Racy. He met his first wife, Helen Marie Barrett, in 1969 and married in 1971 they were married 31 years and had 3 beautiful children. Richard was a former correctional officer, in early 80's and received his trucking license in Texas. He was an over the road truck driver for 30 years in Illinois. He met his late wife, Jacqueline Ruth Barrett in 2008 and married her in October 2009. They retired to Jacksonville, Florida to spend days doing all the things they loved. In 2018, his wife lost her battle to pancreatic cancer. Richard then moved to Summerdale, Alabama to be with his son Roy Barrett and his family. He was passionate about the Lord and Baseball. His favorite team was The Chicago Cubs and he shared that love with his children. He love his animals, especially his dog, Peanut and would never pass up a vanilla milkshake. Richard believed that the Lord would take him home one day to be with his bride. He leaves behind his three children, Roy Barrett of Summerdale Alabama; Dawn Barrett of Joliet, IL ; Margaret Barrett of Orlando, Florida; His stepson David Newman of Jacksonville, Florida; His daughter in law, Hope Barrett and Son in law, Derek Duccomun. His 6 grandchildren Kayleigh Doti, Allie Siedlecki, Sierra Newman, Lillian Barrett, Lucas Ducommun and Leyton Barrett.

His funeral service will be held at 11:30am on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin. Richard Paul Barrett will be laid to rest next to his wife at Greenlawn Cemetery. He will be missed by all who loved him.

Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL (904) 288-0025.



  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, August 6, 2020

  • Interment

    Thursday, August 6, 2020


  • Commital Service


Richard Paul Barrett

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Carol & Dave Ducommun

August 4, 2020

I can remember the first Thanksgiving that we met Dick & Jacque. We had a Thanksgiving Brunch and then spent the afternoon chatting. Easy chat, lots of smiles and laughs. And then the lovely Christmases at Dawn and Derek's.
For the family, hoping the sorrow fades and the memories of good times stay with you always. Great memories will pop up at the most unexpected times. Enjoy them, talk to him.
Love Dave & Carol


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