Floyd Warren Barrett
July 27, 1942 – November 29, 2018
Floyd W. Barrett, 76, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018 at the First English Lutheran Church in Kimball with Pastor Caryl Miller officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Floyd’s Tribute Wall and leave stories and condolences for the family. Memorials may be given in memory of Floyd to either Camp Laramie Peak, First English Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.. The services for Floyd have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.
Floyd Warren Barrett was born in Kimball on July 27, 1942, the son of Lyle and Doris (Churchill) Barrett. He received his early education in a Banner County country school. He attended high school in Harrisburg and graduated in 1960. Floyd then enrolled in Milford Tech. School and received a degree in diesel mechanics. He was married to Pat Halstead in Kimball on August 20, 1961. They lived in Lincoln while he was finishing school. They moved back to Kimball County and he worked for PA Pedersen on the farm. He then worked for Dan Kinnison at Kinnison Equipment until 1981 when he went to work for Eatmon Well Service. In 1992 he went to work for Mitchcon Corporation as a diesel mechanic, he retired in 1999 and became full time Camp Ranger of Laramie Peak Scout Camp and Ben Delatour Scout Ranch. Floyd loved working with the Scouts and touched many lives along the way. He loved woodworking and spending time fixing various things around the house. He will be missed by his family and many friends.
Survivors include his wife Pat Barrett of Kimball, NE; son Brent (Julie) Barrett of Pueblo, CO; daughter Brenda (Paul) Richter of Missoula, MT; grandchildren Katelyn and Abbie Barrett. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles Barrett and sister Gloria Woods.
Floyd Warren Barrett
December 6, 2018
I only had the privilege of working with Floyd for 2 years wonderful years. As an eastern Kansasner Wyoming was a different place. Floyd was there to let me know how things worked and what not to do. Then, when things broke down, Floyd always had a way of making it work. If he needed help, he had a wonder way of showing the boys how to help, or do it themselves. He was a wonderful inspiration to everyone in camp.
I can not imagine a more supportive wife than Pat. What a wonderful couple. Camp is not quite the same without them.
December 4, 2018
I met Floyd at Laramie Peak Boy Scout camp. Floyd was our neighbor and a better neighbor would be hard to find. While he was always busy, he was never to busy to lend a hand. I generally had a raft of head scratchers and Floyd always came through.
I will miss his easy going ways, his excellent humor and his wonderful wife Pat. I spent a good deal of time on the mtn by myself. The Barrett's were more than willing to open their home to me and my dogs.
Good bye my friend and I look forward to catching up with you again.
Peace and love.
December 2, 2018
We grew up on opposite ends of the state(Nebraska City) and met when attending Nebraska Vocation
Technical School at Milford enrolled in Auto Mechanics Technology. We were room mates and became life long friends. We were in each other weddings. Floyd was a devoted Boy Scout leader which led him to being a camp maintenance man at Camp Laramie. Floyd was a laid back individual, that with his mechanical skills could fix anything.