OBITUARY

Barret Cole Istre

July 17, 1990April 28, 2019
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Sulphur- Barret Cole Istre, 28, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Texas as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born on July 17, 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska and lived in England until age 6 when his family returned to Sulphur. He had recently moved to Denver, Colorado. Barret attended Sulphur High School and was a graduate of Parkview Christian Academy. He was a free spirit. He loved traveling, nature, music, painting, and making things. He had a creative nature and was very adventurous. Everyone that met him, loved him and he loved them as well. Barret had a way of bringing people together and making friends wherever he went. He will be especially remembered for his love and kindness.

Survivors include his parents, Kevin and Donna Istre of Sulphur; his brothers, Bryan Istre of Lake Charles, and Blake Istre and Candice Simmons of Denver, Colorado; his grandfather, Darrell Istre and wife, Cindy of Houston, Texas; his niece, Blythe Istre; and his aunts, Pam Palumbo and husband, Matt, Shanna Landry and husband, Elwood, and Sheila Hanks, all of Sulphur, and Pam Haney and husband, David of White Oak, Texas. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Peggy Istre, and Al and Sherry Sharp; and uncles, Steven Istre and Michael Istre.

A Celebration of Barret's Life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. The Rev. Donnie Crane will officiate. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss. Visitation is from 4-9 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday in the funeral home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Kevin and Donna Istre, Parents
  • Bryan Istre, Brother
  • Blake Istre and Candice Simmons, Brother
  • Darrell Istre and wife Cindy, Grandfather
  • Blythe Istre, Niece
  • Pam Palumbo and husband Matt, Aunt
  • Shanna Landry and husband Elwood, Aunt
  • Sheila Hanks, Aunt
  • Pam Haney and husband David, Aunt
  • Peggy Istre, Grandmother
  • Al and Sherry Sharp, Grandparents
  • Steven Istre, Uncle
  • Michael Istre, Uncle

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 2, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, May 3, 2019

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Barret Cole Istre

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Bristi Boykin

May 2, 2019

Barret was so kind. One of the kindest people I have ever met. I am so sorry for your loss and thinking of you all.

Devyn Broussard

May 2, 2019

It’s odd because as hard as I try, I can’t ever remember actually meeting Barret. It’s like he’s always been there. He’s always been one of my closest friends. As we get older, we all get carried away with responsibilities and life but he was the type of person that as soon as you were in his presence, it’s as if no time had passed. He still had the same enthusiasm to see you as he ever did. His love was always there and immeasurable. He made sure you knew what you meant to him when he had the chance. A life time time of beautiful friendships that are all closing to an end as we share the day to celebrate all the love and laughter that Barret brought to our lives... it’s bittersweet because how lucky are we to have been the ones to be graced and embraced by his good and beautiful soul but how tragic to be the ones that have to lose him. We’ll all love you forever bud. 🐻💚

Todd Willis

April 30, 2019

Kevin, I can’t look back and not think of a time when I didn’t have y’all somehow a piece of my life with too many memories, including heartbreak, to mention.

I didn’t get to meet Barret, I guess we were all off growing our families at the same time, but I’m sitting here tearing up at all the memories with you, Mike, Steven, Pam, and Shanna, plus your mom and dad, and wishing we’d all kept in touch better. I’m praying for strength for you and everyone to get through this sudden loss. I love all of you my brother.

Rev Randall and Sue Chesson

April 30, 2019

Donna and Kevin, our love and prayers are with you and your
family at this time. We were blessed to have a small part in
Barret's education. God bless you all , until we unite
with Barret and our loved ones in heaven.
Randall and Sue Chesson, Parkview Christian School

The Ward Family

April 30, 2019

Even though I did not know Barret, I wanted to give my most heartfelt sympathy to all of his family. May you find comfort in your special memories. True, remembering those times may be painful at first, but in time, those memories will help you to heal. So, while grief at the loss of your dear Barret is certainly great, the joy you will have at welcoming him back in the resurrection will be so much greater! Yes, there will be a time when you can see your loved ones who have died again. In the Bible, John 5:28 says “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” Also, Psalms 37:29 says “The righteous will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it.” How comforting to know that Barret is only resting, just sleeping in death, waiting to be resurrected on earth, by God and finally see all those that he loved, again. May you also find comfort in this scripture, God “will swallow up death forever, [He] will wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25:8) Can you see with your mind’s eye: death will be completely gone, living forever on a paradise earth and never having to live without our loved ones ever again.
With Deepest Sympathy,
The Ward Family

Judy Bunch

April 30, 2019

Our family has gone way back in time always enjoyed being with Kevin’ family An was so happy for him when he fell in love with Donna. Kyle made him something special to give her dating. Then he went in Military an they had the three boys . Was busy life raising three boys but all creative An good upbringing. Christian Family An never know what life has in store but Barret had his ups an down like most finding his place in world. God had his plan also an called him to his final Home. He will be missed An was shock but we know God will get the family through this. Don’t give up turn your eyes to God for your strength an restore your Faith. Our Prayers are with you.

Shirlene Benoit(Courville)

April 30, 2019

So sorry for your pain Donna.. Barret was loved by many and will be missed..

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