Rev. Benson C. Barrett, 98, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.
He was a retired United Methodist Church Minister and United States Navy Chaplain with the rank of Commander. He served on various ships in the Pacific Theatre during WWII, Korea and the Vietnam era.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Lois Fay (Douglas) Barrett, Buford; daughters and sons-in-law Beryl and Dennis Erdal, Staunton, Va., Marsha and Perry Jakl, Buford; sons and daughters-in-law Doug and Susan Barrett, Winston, John Barrett, Hiawassee; grandchildren Stephanie Erdal, Rhett Barrett, Katie and Jennifer Jakl, Eli and Cayla Barrett; great-grandchild Allison Barrett; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, October 26, at The First United Methodist Church with the family receiving friends previously from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Logan Funeral Home and Chapel in Ellijay. Military Honors will be observed at the Logan Funeral Home Pavilion immediately after the funeral service.
Donations may be made, in memory of Rev. Barrett, to Faith, Hope and Charity, 449 Industrial Blvd., Ellijay, GA 30540.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.loganfuneralhome.com
Logan Funeral Home, Ellijay, is in charge of arrangements.