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Vernon ‘Butch’ Barrett

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From page A4 | January 03, 2013 |

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Aug. 1, 1942 — Dec. 27, 2012

Butch was born at home on Missouri Street in Fairfield to Vernon and Grace Barrett. He graduated from Armijo High School and Solano College, where he was an outstanding athlete. He joined the Fairfield volunteer fire department and became a full-time firefighter in 1965. He rose through the ranks and retired as a battalion chief after 30 years of service.

Butch’s passion and dedication served as an inspiration to many others and he was a strong influence in shaping the department into what it has grown into today. Butch loved his job!

He was also still active with Suisun District, serving as a commissioner for 25 years.

Butch married his high school sweetheart, Carlanne Norris on Feb. 22, 1964. They had two sons, Aaron and Bryan. He was a loving husband and father.

While working as a firefighter, he obtained his general contractor’s license and loved building his own home and working on many other construction projects with the help of his fellow firefighters.

He loved to ride motorcycles, fly fish and travel across the United States, Canada and Alaska in his RV. He planned many trips with family and friends.

Butch was a generous man. He was always willing to give a helping hand. He made us all laugh! He fought a hard battle with congestive heart failure. He was a believer in Jesus Christ and obeyed God’s commands to love, forgive, and help others. He will be greatly missed, but he is at home and at peace with God.

Butch is survived by his wife, Carlanne; sons Aaron (Shelly) and Bryan (Toni); grandson, Alec; granddaughter, Zoe; sisters Ellouise Linnartz (Jim) and Bonnie Sholberg; and many nieces and nephews.

The viewing will be 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W. Texas St., Fairfield, with the funeral at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at First Baptist Church, 1108 Washington St., Fairfield. A reception will follow at Station 37, Pennsylvania Avenue and Kentucky Street, Fairfield.

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.
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  • Cora SchollDecember 30, 2012 - 7:38 am

    Dear Aaron and Shelly, Although I am unable to be there please know my thoughts are with you and my arms are around you. Love to you both,Alec and Zoe. Always, Cora

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  • Tammy Jennelle DayDecember 30, 2012 - 8:21 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Butch was a wonderful man. Always had a smile to share. He always made me feel welcome when I was at your house.

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  • Glenda Swearengin VolletDecember 30, 2012 - 11:41 pm

    My prayers are with you during this sad time. May God comfort you and give you strength to continue on.

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  • Lynn PlummerJanuary 02, 2013 - 6:55 pm

    Dear Aaron, Shelly, Alec and Zoe, I am so sorry for your loss. May God's love surround you and your family and give you strength and peace to get through this most difficult time. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all and I am here for you if you need anything. Love you, Lynn Plummer

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  • Rhonda Mohr-WendtJanuary 07, 2013 - 11:57 pm

    Aaron and Shelly, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Aaron's dad. Please know that my thought and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

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