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Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:30 pm
by Erik Barrett
Yesterday my mentor, teacher, role model, best friend, and father passed away at 85 years old. He taught me how to be a man, to love others as myself, how to work on the old machinery for which we shared a passion, and about God’s grace so abundant in our lives. He taught me how to drive a model T and to help others with their own beloved tin lizzies. The world is a lesser place without him but also a better place for his having been here. RIP dad.

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:34 pm
by Oldav8tor
Erik,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Be grateful that you had such a wonderful relationship with your dad.... you are a lucky man and I'm sure that he felt lucky to have a son like you.

Tim Juhl

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:48 pm
by david_dewey
Erik,
Very sorry to hear of his passing. I really liked your Dad--I like you still too!(it suddenly occurred to me that I didn't word that well) I hope his passing was peaceful. Another great one has left our world.
David & Linda Dewey

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:57 pm
by Craig Raynor
So sorry to hear of your great loss!Our family will have yours in our dinner prayers.

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:02 pm
by R.V.Anderson
Very sorry to hear of your loss. May the God of All Comfort sustain you and your family.

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:04 pm
by Henry K. Lee
Erik, So very sorry for your loss. I know you and your Dad were close. Just try to do things that made a smile on your Dad's face, helps in the grieving process. I went though this when I lost my Mom, Brother, and almost Dad in a car wreak in 1989.

I am very grateful that I still have Dad at 88 years young, but know old man time is coming. I do not know how I will handle it.

With Sincere Sympathy,

Hank and Family

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:47 pm
by Matt in California
Erik,
Thanks for posting your kind words and memories. I met Roger when I was at your shop. If remember correctly he was using silicon to prepare for Babbitt.

May God grant you, your family and friends joy, hope and peace.

Matt

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:51 pm
by jsaylor
Erik,
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. All of us in the Mother Lode Club will miss him.

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:57 pm
by 23ford
Another one of the greats gone......condolences

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:08 pm
by Mopar_man
So sorry to read this. You have my condolences.

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:40 pm
by Duey_C
Thoughts and a prayer of strength and comfort along with a smile sent to you folks.

A Good Son

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:42 pm
by FreighTer Jim
I can’t say enough how good of a Son you are to your Father.

I have watched you with your Dad at Bakersfield Swap Meet.

Last Summer you took your vacation time to honor him.

The Best Gift 🎁 Is Love and your Father had plenty from you Erik.

You Are A Good Man.

Carry On & Push Forward Thru This Difficult Time


Jim

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:33 pm
by Burger in Spokane
I envy your place, as you describe the Dad you had. And it makes me happy
to hear about it. Many have not been so fortunate. I hope he went without
much pain and those who loved him find gratitude and celebration, rather than
pain in loss.

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:52 pm
by Wayne Sheldon
I just opened this up for the first time in hours, and saw the thread title.
It saddened me instantly. You had one of the best father-son relationships I have ever known. Be well soon.

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:36 pm
by KeithG
erik, You have our most sincere sympathy. The relationship you had with your Dad was wonderful. The rest of us could only hope for such a relationship with all fathers and sons. You are in our prayers.

Keith

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:10 am
by AdminJeff
Erik,
I'm so glad I got to know and spend quality time with both you and your dad, Mister B. His knowledge and passion for all things mechanical was infectious as was his willingness to pass that knowledge on to everyone - you certainly inherited those wonderful genes. May he Rest In Peace.

Jeff

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:03 am
by Dom Denio
Erik,
May the joy of memories made and shared with your Dad surpass the sadness of such a great loss come sooner rather than later. For each of us this time will be different and the emotional rollercoaster works too well so be kind to yourself as it takes you up and down on the road ahead.
God bless,
Dom

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:42 am
by John Warren
Erik, No words can describe your loss. I am sorry you have to go through this. I have a father similar to yours, that I will truly miss. We have been blessed to have such wonderful fathers. Condolences to you and your family.

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:27 am
by RajoRacer
Ah Man ! My condolences Erik - your Dad was a kick in the pants !

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:59 pm
by Erik Barrett
Thank you everyone for your kind words. We all miss dad and are thankful for the times we had with him.

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:42 pm
by otrcman
Our hearts all go out to you, Erik. Having lost my Dad thirty plus years ago, I can tell you that your pain seems so terrible now, but it will mellow and change.

There's not a day gone by that I haven't thought of my Dad, but I have evolved to an acceptable spot. I know that he still exists, in my heart and in my memory. I also know that a large part of him lives on in me.

Sometimes I feel like he's standing right behind me, looking over my shoulder. When a project comes out just right, I can feel him smiling. Not at me, but smiling with me. When something I'm doing turns to crap, I can feel him digging in, resolved to try harder and get it right next time.

I sincerely hope that you soon find just the right place for your Dad just as I have.

Dick Fischer and family

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:29 am
by Michael Paul
Erik, so sorry to hear about your father. I wanted to say how much I appreciated all of the help both of you have given me. His expertise on bringing an old coil back to life was a joy to watch. I've only known you for a couple years, but in that time it's been the experience of a lifetime. If there is anything do to help , please let me know.
Mike

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:51 am
by GEmering
Erik,

I am very sorry for your loss.
We are a small fraternity that must stick together and care for one another.
May your dad rest in the peace and light of Christ.

Gene

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:30 am
by Erik Barrett
Thanks everyone. Dad was in L.A. when the MTFCA was started. He was a member of the International club and retained that membership but embraced the new club and its different attitude centered on touring and fellowship rather than showing brass era cars. He knew all the founding members. Not only did he know Bruce McCauley but he worked for McCauley’s father at Pacific Bell. He told me stories of seeing Bruce, Don Pendock, John McInnes, Ben Yumori, Chris Egsgaard, and others whose names now escape me working on model T’s in those days. My brother and I now are the stewards of dad’s 1926 roadster pickup he owned since 1959.

Re: Roger Barrett 1934-2020.

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:55 am
by RustyFords
What a beautiful tribute to your dad. I pray you find comfort and peace in these trying times.