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Joseph Lee (Joe) Barrett, Sr.

Joseph Lee (Joe) Barrett, Sr.

Joseph L. Barrett, Sr., 68, of Nampa, Idaho, died Friday, April 24, 2015 in a Nampa hospital of a long illness, surrounded by family

Joe was born on May 21, 1946 in San Francisco, CA.  He grew up in the Bay area, graduating from Oakland High School in 1964.  During the Vietnam War, he served in the US Army where he was stationed in Germany.  Joe married Marlene Mort, after a 6 month courtship, on April 26, 1969 in Newark, CA.

Joe worked for the Pony Express Courier Corporation for 23 years, earning a number of awards for service & quality.  When he retired from Pony, he was the Regional Manager over the entire state of Idaho.  Joe was an avid fisherman, camper & robust music lover. He loved Elvis & oldies country music, singing along around the campfire, with his family howling & laughing in the background.  He also enjoyed remote control cars and planes, and was extremely talented in woodworking, making many things for family, especially his grandchildren.  Joe was a motorcycle enthusiast, riding for a great many years, oftentimes going on long road trips with friends & family, always with Marlene riding along on the back of his bike.

Joe was a fierce family man.  His survivors include his loving wife, Marlene, Nampa;  daughter, Michelle Barrett, Nampa;  son, Joseph Barrett, Jr. and his wife, Jenny, Nampa;  grandson, Caleb Barrett, Nampa; granddaughter, Averi Barrett, Nampa; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Dwain and Mary Briener, Meridian;  and brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Gary and JoAnne Mort, Harrisonville, MO.  He also leaves his adoring doggie-children & doggie-grandchildren: Katie Sue & Sadie Sue; and granddogs, Lexi, Kinzie, Tango & Sage; & the cocketiel, JoJo.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Patsy Amlong; sister, LuAnn Smith, and father-in-law, Gail Mort.  He was also preceeded in death by the family's many beloved pets, Cindy, Arco, Sparky, Carly, Casey, Muffet, Amy, Jessi, Jazzmen, Baylee, Abu & Jayde.


Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel at 11:00 a.m.  A private family committal service wi ll be held at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.
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