April 21, 2022
Melvin Earl Barrett age 88 years and 9 months, passed away April 20, 2022 at his residence in Woodbury. He was born July 28, 1933 to his parents the late W. H. and Bertha Walker Barrett. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by son-in-law, Larry Prater; brothers, W. T., Donald and Austin Barrett; sister, Ovie Bogle; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Altie and Elzie Vickers. Mr. Barrett was a member of Old Pleasant View Baptist Church, served in the United States Army, worked at Carrier Corporation for 29 years and Colonial for 18 years. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Glynda Vickers Barrett of Woodbury; daughter, Pamela Prater of Woodbury; granddaughter, Jessica Prater of Woodbury; several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services will be held Saturday April 23, at 2:00PM at Pleasant View Cemetery with Bro. Russell Vickers officiating and burial to follow. There will not be any visitation at the funeral home. Everyone will meet at the Pleasant View Cemetery at 2:00PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.