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Ronald Bradford Barrett

July 10, 1935 ~ March 6, 2022 (age 86)


Ronald Bradford Barrett, 86, of Lexington, NC died peacefully in his sleep at home on Sunday, March 6th. Ron was born in Anderson, SC on July 10, 1935. His parents moved to Greenwood, SC when he was five years old, and he spent his youth there. He graduated from Greenwood High in 1954 and from Lander College in 1958 with a double major in biology and chemistry.

He was then drafted into the military and spent the next two years as a medical research assistant at the Army Chemical Center near Baltimore, Md. After an honorable discharge he accepted a job teaching science and biology in Iva, SC. After three years, he was awarded an all expense paid year of graduate school at The University of FL, where he received his Masters Degree in Science and Education in 1967. He and his wife, Grace, taught for two years in Fl., before moving to Ga. Where he completed his advanced degree EDS-Educational Specialist.

Ron and Grace then began their lifelong teaching careers, first in Ga., then moving to Davidson County, NC. Ron spent most of his life teaching biology and related sciences at Davidson County Community College before retiring in 1997.

During retirement, Ron and Grace spent their time traveling the globe, and going to dances and bridge games with their group of peers. Ron and Grace also traveled with their family and cared for their grandchildren while their parents worked.

Ron is survived by a son, Bradford Charles Barrett,51, of Greensboro, NC, and his daughter, Kelley Barrett Wagner, 47, of Lexington, NC, as well as his grandchildren, Charles Robert Wagner, and Tristen Grace Wagner, also of Lexington, NC.

Funeral Services will be Friday, March 11,2022, 2:00pm at Paul’s Chapel Reformed Church presided by Aaron Long.

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Memorial Service
March 11, 2022

2:00 PM
Paul's Chapel Church
2791 West Center St. Ext.
Lexington, NC 27295

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