|Birth: ||Apr. 7, 1903|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 1988|
DECATUR DOCTOR DIED THURSDAY -
Funeral for Dr. Maurice E. Barrett, 85, of 2305 Pennylane SE, who practiced medicine in Decatur for 36 years, will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Brown Service Funeral Home with Ralph Stout officiating.
Burial will be in Decatur City Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 5 to 8 at the funeral home.
Dr. Barrett died Thursday at Decatur General Hospital.
A 1931 graduate of the University of Texas Medical School, Galveston, Dr. Barrett interned at Herman Hospital in Houston. He then practiced medicine with his father in Barrett Hospital in Fort Stockton, Texas, until he enlisted in the Air Force in 1941.
From Randolph Field in San Antonia, Texas, he was sent to Decatur to help establish the School of Southern Aviation where Calhoun Community College is today. As a flight surgeon, he was responsible for organizing and maintaining the hospital for the personnel of the field.
After serving at several other military bases, he was sent to India and China where he served as the medical commander for the Chinese-American Composite Wing under Gen.Clair Chenault. He was honorably discharged as a lieutenant colonel in 1945 and began the practice of medicine in Decatur that year. He retired in 1981 at age 78.
In 1981, he was inducted into the 50-year club of the Medical Association in recognition of a practice that spanned half a century. In 1985, he was one of the retired physicians honored by the city of Decatur.
Dr. Barrett was a member of the Board of Censors and served as a counselor of the Alabama Medical Association. He was a member of Grant Street Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Barrett; one daughter, Yvonne Barrett Ford of Birmingham; one sister, Emma Reeves of Nocagdoches, Texas; and two granddaughters.
Pallbearers will be Henry Richter, Bob Agee, W.R. Sivley, Billy Watterson, Tom Orr and Jerry Spurlin.
DECATUR DAILY -October 28, 1988
Faye Brooks Barrett (1907 - 2002)
Yvonne Barrett Ford (1934 - 1997)*
Decatur City Cemetery
Plot: Brown Addition/Hilltop Circle-Block A-11
Created by: FHTerry
Record added: Feb 11, 2011
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Added: Feb. 11, 2011