The Rev. Arvel J. Barrett, 94

JUNE 26, 1918-MARCH 12, 2013

March 13, 2013
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The Rev. Arvel Joel Barrett, 94, of 6385 Burning Tree Terrace in Fayetteville, Pa., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Chambersburg Hospital after a brief illness. He had previously resided in Hagerstown for more than 53 years.

Born June 26, 1918, in Hydro, Okla., he was the son of the late Alford and Elizabeth Barrett.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene Elizabeth Barrett; sister, Hazel Darrow; and brothers, Austin and Calvin Barrett, of California.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Hallquist Barrett; son, Warren Barrett and his wife, Pam, of Hagerstown; and grandsons, Chad of Lynchburg, Va., and Tyler of Milton, Fla. He also is survived by a brother, Herbert Barrett of Riverside, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Barrett was a faithful pastor for more than 68 years in the Assemblies of God, pastoring in Missouri, Virginia and Maryland. This included Bethel Assembly of God in Hagerstown from 1957 to 1978. He served as a district officer with the Potomac District for 28 years. He graduated from Central Bible College in Springfield, Mo., in 1941. He was ordained by the General Council of the Assemblies of God in 1944. He had a heart for people and wanted all to know Christ.

In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, playing golf and watching the Baltimore Orioles.

Services will be Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Lifehouse Bethel, 515 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. D. Wendel Cover and the Rev. Kenneth Burtram will officiate. Interment will be at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday, March 15, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Barrett Hall at Lifehouse Bethel, 515 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to U.S. Missions, Lifehouse Bethel, 515 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740 or New Franklin Assembly of God, 2355 New Franklin Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

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