Paul Robert “Bob” Barrett, Jr.

September 22, 1957 - February 3, 2023

09/22/1957 - 02/03/2023

Past Services

Saturday February 25, 2023
1:00 pm
Barrett Home Place
2760 Jackson Bypass Road
Garysburg, NC 27831

Paul Robert “Bob” Barrett, Jr., age 65, of Jackson, North Carolina passed away on February 3, 2023 at the Nash UNC Health Care of Rocky Mount with family by his side.

Bob was born on September 22, 1957, to Paul and Mildred Birdsong Barrett in Roanoke Rapids. He graduated high school from Northeast Academy then received his welding degree from Halifax Community College. On August 10, 1985, he married his wife, Barbara Doyle. 

Farming was Bob’s passion and to him there was nothing better than operating a grain combine so he started Bob’s Garage and Custom Grain Harvesting. He included working as one of his hobbies but also hunting and fishing. Bob enjoyed driving and restoring Broncos. His favorite was a 1974 Bronco he purchased in 1976 and completely restored it ten years ago. If you asked others to describe Bob, they would say he was always happy, laughing, would tell you exactly what he thought and he loved Jackson, North Carolina. 

Bob loved his family, especially the grandchildren that called him Pop Pop. He will be greatly missed by those that knew him.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Barbara, two sons, Paul Robert Barrett III and wife Nitya of Raleigh, and Benton Doyle Barrett and his wife Kelen of Roanoke Rapids; a grandson, Benton “Ben”Doyle Barrett, Jr.; two granddaughters, Waverly Jo and Maddie Ann Barrett; a sister, Susan Barrett Glover and her husband Matt; two special cousins, Randy and Paige Birdsong; a sister-in-law, Lisa Doyle Brobst and her husband Larry; three nieces, Catherine Glover Frazier and her husband Eli, Anna Glover DeBruyne and her husband Matthew, and Kaitlyn Brobst DiNoto and her husband Anthony.

There will be a Celebration of Life Service for Bob at the Barrett home place on February 25, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. The address is 2760 Jackson Bypass Road, Garysburg, NC 27831.  The family will receive friends following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Barrett family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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1 year ago

So So Sorry to hear about Bob!! He was always a character. Will never forget the memories we all shared during the time our kids were in school. Love you Barbara, Barry and Benton.

Shirley Mcclenny
1 year ago

Barbara and Family so sorry to hear about you losing your Husband …you are all in my thoughts and prayers???

Darlene Vaughan
1 year ago

So sorry for your family loss.

Judy Yates
1 year ago

Barbara – Billy and I are so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers for you and your family.

Judi Jones
1 year ago

Barbara & Boys – So very sorry. Sending love & prayers.

Sharon Roope
1 year ago

Barbara I am very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you.

David B. Dean
1 year ago

We are so sorry. We will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
David & Carol

Marcia Jones
1 year ago

You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry. Bob was a friend for many years. Prayers for strength to get you through this.

Steve & Sherry Allen
1 year ago

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Garry Britt
1 year ago

Sorry to hear this. We went to school together and have many good memories. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.