Vasco Eugene Barrett. June 11, 1948 – May 25, 2020.
Vasco Eugene Barrett, age 71 went to be with the Lord and his wife, Nancy, on May 25, 2020. He was a loving son, father and brother. He will be dearly missed. Born in Eustis FL, he was raised in Zellwood, FL by his father, Vasco Barrett and mother, Colletta Jean Henry. He has two brothers, Marvin Barrett and Robert Barrett. Gene graduated from Apopka Memorial High School in 1967. On April 2, 1971 he married Nancy Wiggins Barrett at Park Avenue Worship Center. God gave them 48 years together. Gene was a loving father of three daughters, Bobbie (James) Grier of Astatula, Donna (Joe) Cox of Apopka, and Holly (Eon) Chapman of Eustis. He was also a loving grandfather to Amanda Howe, Austin Carroll, Zachary Grier, Tyler Grier, Alyssa Cox and Lauren Cox. Also his two great grandsons Mason Howe and Max Howe. He is proceeded in death by his grandson Michael Grier and wife Nancy Wiggins Barrett. Gene served 20 years in the United States Air Force. He was stationed at multiple bases and served in the Vietnam War. After retirement he settled back in his home town of Zellwood to raise his family. He was actively involved in his church and loved the Lord. He was a caring and loving man that would give the shirt off his back. He will be truly missed. Services will be held on Friday, May 29, 2020, private for the family at Park Avenue Worship Center; if you would like to pay your respects you’re welcome to do so at Conquest Cemetery at 12:00PM . We would like to thank everyone involved for their love and support through this difficult time.