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Joseph Wayne Barrett


Mr. Joseph Wayne Barrett, age 35, Jonesborough, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Franklin Woods Hospital.

Joseph was born in Johnson City, TN, to Jerry and Pam Saddler Barrett.
Joseph graduated from East Tennessee State University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He continued his education at the University of Tennessee where he received his MBA. He was employed by Eastman Chemical Company as a Logistics Financial Analyst, where he challenged himself by developing formulas to streamline data. Joseph loved NASCAR and was an avid Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch fan. He enjoyed trying spicy foods and recently began gardening to grow his own peppers. Joseph resided in Jonesborough, TN with his wife, daughter, and constant canine companion. He attended Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church.

Joseph was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Ellis and Ruby Barrett and maternal great-grandmother, Ruby Morton.

Joseph is survived by his parents, his wife, Jessica Winkle Barrett, one daughter, Jacklyn, best canine friend, Sawyer, brothers Jason Barrett and wife Amanda, Joshua Barrett and wife Megan, one sister, Jennifer Worsham and husband Nick, grandparents Bob and Frances Saddler, nephews Carter Worsham, Hudson Worsham, Eli Barrett, and Easton Barrett, nieces VeraKate Worsham, Ella Barrett, Jaycee Barrett and Jayleigh Barrett, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Paulette Winkle, brother-in-law, Christopher Winkle, a close cousin, William Barrett, and special friend, Donnie Rader.

Joseph was loved beyond measure by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Condolences may be sent to the Barrett family online at www.dillow-taylor.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church New Building Fund at 1432 Gray Station Sulphur Springs Rd. Jonesborough, TN 37659 or St. Judes Hospital. There was a private family service held. It was Joseph’s wishes to be cremated. Due to COVID, the family asks for no visitors at the present time. Those wishing to offer their support may send a card or write a condolence online.

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Tom & Sue Faucette
Josh, We are so sorry for the lost of your brother. You have our deepest sympathy and prayers. Tom & Sue Faucette
Jennifer Massouras King
Joe was such a wonderful guy! I am so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers of comfort to the entire Barrett family.
Nadine McMackin
I’d like to offer my condolences to Joe’s family. I pray that God grants you the strength and courage to bear this pain. Joe was a humble and trusted colleague and he will be dearly missed. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help during this difficult period.
Franklin Maples
I remember when he was born . His parents were really happy as well as when is sister and brothers were born . I watched him grow up and the fun I had with all them ! My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and daughter as well as the rest of his family! We must remember he is the in a better place now with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ !!! From The Maples Family