Edward Leath Barrett, age 78, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family Monday, May 15, 2017. He was born in Grand Saline, Texas to R.L. and Willie (Lewis) Barrett on November 16, 1938. Edward was always energetic, positive, and loved talking to others, he was a people person. He was a long-time member of Story Road Baptist Church in Irving and a member of the Trestle Board Masonic Lodge #534 in Quinlan, Texas. Edward enjoyed building things and going fishing. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Gene Barrett, and son Russ Barrett. Left to cherish his memory is wife of 56 years Jo Barrett; daughter Sharen Chatterton and husband Carter; daughter Karen Rester and husband Jim; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren;brother Jimmy Barrett and his beloved dog Chloe along with numerous other extended family and friends. A funeral will be held 10:30 am, Monday, May 22, 2017, at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home in Irving with interment at Barrett Family Cemetery, on Highway 19 in Edgewood, Texas immediately following. A visitation will be on Sunday, May 21, 2017, between 2:00 and 4:00 pm, also at the funeral home. Edward was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, son, and friend to many, he will be deeply missed.