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“I JUST HEARD OF THE PASSING OF DR GENE AND MY HEART ACHES. HE WAS THE PEDIATRITION FOR MY 3 CHILDREN AND 5 OF MY GRAND CHILDREN. HE WAS GREATLY LOVED...Read More »
1 of 101 | Posted by: SHEILA ABERCROMBIE-MASSEY - GA

“I am just now hearing of Dr. Gene's passing and it just breaks my heart. What a wonderful man and doctor. My children loved him and were never...Read More »
2 of 101 | Posted by: Shelby Cooper - Carrollton, GA

“"A man does not have to be an angel in order to be a saint," Dr. Albert Schweitzer. Heaven can now claim to have both angel and saint, with Dr....Read More »
3 of 101 | Posted by: Diane Matthews - Winston , GA

“Dr. Gene was mine and my brother's pediatrician for 22 years. He always made us feel comfortable and warm. His bedside manner could not be compared....Read More »
4 of 101 | Posted by: Anna Jones - Douglasville, GA

“Thirty-two years ago, Dr. Gene and Dr George became my newborn son's pediatrician. Dr. Gene would share stories of his own young childhood antic...Read More »
5 of 101 | Posted by: Scarlett Lynde - Douglasville, GA

“Heaven has a special place for men like Dr. Gene. He was a fabulous doctor. I remember visiting him as a child and when I had my own children, I...Read More »
6 of 101 | Posted by: Tara Goldin - Dallas, GA

“He was truly a wonderful man and doctor. He will be missed terribly. He always had a kind voice and always had a way of putting children at ease. He...Read More »
7 of 101 | Posted by: Kim Smith

“Dr. Gene will be missed. He was a fantatastic doctor. Our prayers and sympathy are with you. ”
8 of 101 | Posted by: Beth, Larryand Jeffrey Fitz - GA

“I will always remember Dr.Gene's wonderful laugh. He was not our regular doctor in the practice, but whenever we saw him for a sick visit, he was so...Read More »
9 of 101 | Posted by: Joy Daniell - Villa Rica, GA

“I am an employee of Dr Barrett. I can say for sure the world has lost a great man and a wonderful Dr. He helped so many people during his life....Read More »
10 of 101 | Posted by: John and Leigh Campbell - GA

“I last talked with Dr. Gene on Nov. 4 he told me of the diagnoses. He was upbeat and as always. So glad I was able to tell him thank you for the many...Read More »
11 of 101 | Posted by: Kathy - Douglasville, GA

“So sorry for your loss , we all lost a wonderful man . He was one of the best Dr's I have ever known with a heart of gold for the little people. I...Read More »
12 of 101 | Posted by: Wanda Morris - Carrollton, GA

“Dr Gene was a great Dr! One of the best! We love him! He will be missed! He was like a member of our family! ”
13 of 101 | Posted by: Sheila Richards - Carrollton, GA

“What can you say about someone who truly made a difference in your life? I sat in the exam room at Douglas Pediatrics in July 1987 with a fretful...Read More »
14 of 101 | Posted by: Laurie Turner - Douglasville, GA

“My boys have seen Dr. Gene and the other Drs for over 16 years. I love all the Drs at the Sandhill. Anytime we had to see Dr Gene he always had a big...Read More »
15 of 101 | Posted by: Cyndi, Lee, William, and Justin Meade - GA

“"AN HONEST MAN LIES HERE AT REST" by Robert Burns An Honest Man Lies Here...Read More »
16 of 101 | Posted by: The Turner Family - Douglasville, GA

“Our family sends deepest sympathy to Dr. Gene's family. He will be sorely missed. My sons, Josh and Chris, were patients of DCP and saw Dr. Gene...Read More »
17 of 101 | Posted by: Cheryl Haywood - Douglasville, GA

“Dr. Gene was an awesome doctor. My son was treated by him for 14 years and our visits to see him were always happy ones, even if my son was sick and...Read More »
18 of 101 | Posted by: Debi Wilson

“Dr. Gene was like part of our family. We have known him since our first son was born almost 12 years ago. He touched our lives and our children...Read More »
19 of 101 | Posted by: Chris and Julie Gaines - GA

“I am so sorry for your loss, Dr Gene will be missed by so many. We are a second generation family at his office. We are sending you our love and...Read More »
20 of 101 | Posted by: Gail Morris - winston, GA

“Dr Gene was a great Dr and will be greatly missed. I know he is now playing and entertaining his patient in heaven... our little Thomas Shawn ”
21 of 101 | Posted by: Beverly and Chuck Askea - GA

“Dr Gene was a GREAT Dr and person. My kids loved him and it is due to him and the team at Douglas Pediatrics that my kids are alive. He will be...Read More »
22 of 101 | Posted by: Beverly and Chuck Askea - GA

“Dr. Gene looked after both my boys and I'm sure that God is now looking after him. Such a GREAT soul and a GREAT man. Crying as I write this. I...Read More »
23 of 101 | Posted by: Sidney, Rene, Trevor & Ethan jones - GA

“He was quite simply the best. I knew him from when I worked at Parkway Medical Center, and he was also the doctor of my 2 daughters, now age 28 & 18...Read More »
24 of 101 | Posted by: Jeanne Harper

“I am truly heart broken. The world lost a good man and the best dr. I was a patient from birth till i was married and then when i had my son, i...Read More »
25 of 101 | Posted by: jami and jakob smith - hiram, GA

“Dr. Gene was my pediatrician from age 1 to about age 18, I kept him as my doctor for as long as I could. So of course when my first daughter was born...Read More »
26 of 101 | Posted by: Andrea Crook - Villa Rica, GA

“Dr. Gene, Without you I don't think our youngest would be here today. You have been our doctor for 19 years. I will miss our dog talks. You always...Read More »
27 of 101 | Posted by: Patty Gray - Douglasville, GA

“Dr. Gene will be missed by all. We will miss his smiling face beside the lake fishing every Friday. He was a wonderful person, who always was...Read More »
28 of 101 | Posted by: Gene and Virgilynne Prewett - GA

“Dr. Gene was my sons pediatrician many years ago. He was always warm and caring... a really nice man. We will always have fond memories of him. He...Read More »
29 of 101 | Posted by: M. Cook - douglasville, GA

“Dr. Gene will be missed by all. We will miss his smiling face beside the lake fishing every Friday. He was a wonderful person, who always was...Read More »
30 of 101 | Posted by: Gene and Virgilynne Prewett - GA

“Dr. Gene will be missed. I can remember the first week he came to Douglas Ped. He cared for everyone :) ”
31 of 101 | Posted by: Angela Bryant - winston, GA

“With deepest sympathy for your loss. 1Co 15:22 ”
32 of 101 | Posted by: M Harris

“To Barrett family, so sorry for your loss.I would like to share this with you. The Creator, never intened for anyone to die. This is why his Son made...Read More »
33 of 101 | Posted by: Sandra Rhodes - macon, GA

“Dr. Gene will be missed. Our sympathy goes out to his family. He was my children's pediatrician. Even after he retired I would see him at the post...Read More »
34 of 101 | Posted by: Camilla Hood and Family - GA

“Dr. Gene was always such a joy. He was my children's doctor as well as mine when I was a child. He was loved so much and will be missed so much. I...Read More »
35 of 101 | Posted by: Michelle Cooper and Family - GA

“Dr. Gene was one of the kindest and most compassionate doctors I've ever known. Sandhill /Douglas pediatrics will never be the same. You can tell how...Read More »
36 of 101 | Posted by: Deanna Abercrombie - Carrollton, GA

“Dr. Gene you were a very caring and loving man with Destiny and McKenzie. We loved it when you walked in the door always with that distinctive laugh...Read More »
37 of 101 | Posted by: Dorothy Westmoreland - GA

“You will be truly missed. ”
38 of 101 | Posted by: Jamie Jones - Villa Rica, GA

“We will miss you Dr. Gene! You were an awesome pediatrician! My kids, Jonathan and Lauren, loved you! ”
39 of 101 | Posted by: Ginny Underwood - Winston, GA

“Dr. Gene, You will be truely truely missed. You were apart of my family from the beginning 7-15-1984. You always had great things to say and knew how...Read More »
40 of 101 | Posted by: Tamika Rivers - Stockbridge, GA

“We will miss you! I know that you are with all of Gods Children right now making them smile. ”
41 of 101 | Posted by: Brenda Torbert - Douglasville, GA

“Dr. Gene Barrett was my childrens and my husband and his sisters pediatrician. He was a great man. He knew if I was having a bad day or if I was not...Read More »
42 of 101 | Posted by: Brenda Torbert - Douglasville, GA

“you will be greatly miss Thank you for being a great person and a great doctor...you will not be forgotten ”
43 of 101 | Posted by: Marlyn Morales - douglasville, GA

“Dr. Gene, you will truly be missed. You were such a huge part of our family for more than two decades and we loved you. ”
44 of 101 | Posted by: Rebecca Francis - Villa Rica, GA

“Beloved Dr.Gene you will truly be missed! You were such a joy to be around and you took care of my family like we were your own. I'll miss your...Read More »
45 of 101 | Posted by: Leroy and Kayla Perryman Jr. - GA

“Dr. Gene was like a family member. He was my doctor and my three siblings doctor. He was my children's doctor. I have known and loved him for over 30...Read More »
46 of 101 | Posted by: Beth Laughlin - Douglasville, GA

“Gene, thanks for being a wonderful customer, a crazy heckler, and a friend. You made this world better and happier. Whenever I am reminded of you I...Read More »
47 of 101 | Posted by: Susan Davis - Wildwood, GA

“Lighting a Candle for you Dr. Gene =) ”
48 of 101 | Posted by: Gloria Matias - Douglasville, GA

“You will truly be missed Dr. Gene. You will always be in our hearts, Please watch over Mr. B & Mr. A(please keep a close eye on Mr. A you know that...Read More »
49 of 101 | Posted by: Gloria Matias - Douglasville, GA

“We will truly miss Dr. Gene. He became our oldest sons Dr. 30 yrs ago at Douglas Pediatric we loved him for his great sense of humor and for his love...Read More »
50 of 101 | Posted by: Debra Sides - Douglasville , GA

“DR GENE WILL BE TRULY MISSED I AM A MOTHER OF 5 CHILDREN WHOSE AGES ARE 27 , 24 , 21 , 11 & YOUNGEST WHO WILL BE 9 IN FEBRUARY AND OVER THE TIME I...Read More »
51 of 101 | Posted by: LAURA ASHLEY -MOON - Temple , GA

“Dr. Gene was a great doctor, great friend and boss. He was my doctor and my kids doctor. He will be greatly missed, but is no longer in pain. ”
52 of 101 | Posted by: Ticia and Craig Payne - AL

“Dr. Gene was a super nice and caring man. He was a wonderful doctor for both of my children. We were blessed to have him. He will be missed terribly. ”
53 of 101 | Posted by: Sherry Blair - douglasville, GA

“I am so sorry for your loss, Gene was not only my boss but he was my friend, and the doctor of one of my children and two of my grandchildren he will...Read More »
54 of 101 | Posted by: Kathy and David New - GA

“Dr. Gene you will truly be missed! You were such a great doctor and person, you always made the dr visit much more enjoyable with your funny jokes...Read More »
55 of 101 | Posted by: Tosha Dayton - Villa Rica, GA

“Dr. Gene, as he was known to our family will be missed. He empathised with his patients and parents too. I can remember seeing his exam rooms filled...Read More »
56 of 101 | Posted by: Keith & Nancy Tallant - Winston, GA

“Uncle Gene would have been extremely touched by all the lovely memories that have been shared here. He was a very private man, but a man of integrity...Read More »
57 of 101 | Posted by: Jimmie Barrett - newphew

“We were so saddened to hear of Dr. Gene's death. I was there at his office just about every other week with one or more of my three children when...Read More »
58 of 101 | Posted by: Susan Tibbitts - Dallas, GA

“Dr. Gene Barrett was a wonderful friend of our family for many years. He was such a blessing to our entire family. I will always remember all the...Read More »
59 of 101 | Posted by: Stanley & Brenda Zachery - GA

“Dr.Gene will be greatly missed by our family. He took wonderful care of my precious babies. Rest in peace Dr.Gene. ”
60 of 101 | Posted by: Sara Aldridge Hudder - Temple , GA

“Dr. Gene and the wonderfull staff at Douglas Pediatrics took care of our children from birth to adulthood. Dr. Gene was always so caring and funny....Read More »
61 of 101 | Posted by: Rick and Lorri Tomei - GA

“OH how I loved Dr. B. !!!!! There will never be another!!! he cared for mmy 2 daughters and also took care of me the MOM... that's what made him so...Read More »
62 of 101 | Posted by: Faith Shumate - Douglasville, GA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I had the privelege of being a patient of Dr Gene's as well as my 3 children. One of the best Doctors I...Read More »
63 of 101 | Posted by: Christine Cetrulo - Douglasville, GA

“We are so saddend to learn of Dr. Barrett's passing. He was a wonderful, kind, caring and compassionate human being and doctor. He will be missed. ...Read More »
64 of 101 | Posted by: RHonda Kastl - Hiram, GA

“I was so very saddened when I learned of your passing. You were always there for me when I needed help, was scared, or when I just neeeded some...Read More »
65 of 101 | Posted by: Paula Crosby - Carrollton, GA

“I had the honor of working with Gene at Parkway Medical Center (Newborn Nurseries)from the first day he started working at Douglas Pediatrics. He was...Read More »
66 of 101 | Posted by: Cathy Duke (Bunch) - Douglasville, GA

“Thank you Dr. Gene for caring for my daughter when she was a child. The day she was born, you walked into the room and said we had a beautiful...Read More »
67 of 101 | Posted by: Teresa Auth Buckner - GA - friend

“Dr. Barrett was a kind and well-respected physician at Parkway Medical Center. Sincere sympathy and prayers for his family, friends and patients. ”
68 of 101 | Posted by: Susie Poss - Mableton, GA

“You will be missed. My girls always appreciated you. Even Quinn when she was so sick she would tell you to stop talking. You saw her until she got...Read More »
69 of 101 | Posted by: Cathy Albert - Douglasville, GA

“Dr. Gene was a great man and Doctor. Our family will be ever thankful for his thoughtful, caring bedside manner both with our daughter and with 2 new...Read More »
70 of 101 | Posted by: Mike, Vivian and Meg Vinnacombe - GA

“We were so sad to hear of Dr. Gene's passing. He was a wonderful man...always putting our son at ease while delivering a joke for mom and dad at the...Read More »
71 of 101 | Posted by: Wes and Jessica Winslett - GA

“Dr Gene...."WOW"....he was phenomenal. All 3 of my children, Missy; Joey & Amy thought he was "THE BEST". He always made them feel very comfortable...Read More »
72 of 101 | Posted by: The Randy Stamps Family - Austell, GA

“Heaven has a wonderful angel. He will be missed here on earth, but what a wonderful place he is in now. He will be missed by all of us. The...Read More »
73 of 101 | Posted by: Patti, Dan, and Andrew Carter - GA

“I still remember Dr. Gene from my childhood. What a simply wonderful man, full of good humor, always smiling, always sweet and listening to the...Read More »
74 of 101 | Posted by: Pamela Daniel McElroy - Temple, GA

“Dr Gene will be missed by so many people he was a great doctor and always had a smile on his face. Both of my daughters were patients of Dr. Gene...Read More »
75 of 101 | Posted by: Susan Tyson - Villa Rica, GA

“I was so sad when I heard this news. He was a great man and a awesome pediatrician! I. Had the pleasure to work with him for several years. He truly...Read More »
76 of 101 | Posted by: Holly White - GA

“i cannot say anything that has not already been said. this was such a wonderful and caring man. he was not only our childrens dr. but to most of us...Read More »
77 of 101 | Posted by: Pamela Belland - douglasville, GA

“My oldest daughter, born September 1981 was Gene's very first patient. Born 5 weeks early; I remember over hearing him as if yesterday he was...Read More »
78 of 101 | Posted by: Debi Soriano - Winston, GA

“Dr. Gene was one awesome doctor for my daughters when they were little and continued to be for my grandchildrn. My youngest had asthma just like him...Read More »
79 of 101 | Posted by: Lloyd and Cindi Range - GA

“words cannot express how thankfulI am that Dr. Gene was my childrens Dr. He was so caring, and kind he will truly be missed. ”
80 of 101 | Posted by: Melissa

“Dr. Gene was an awesome person and a wonderful doctor. He will be greatly missed. RIP Dr.Gene, we love you. ”
81 of 101 | Posted by: Robin and Jaden Reaid - GA

“I cannot begin to put into words what Dr. Gene meant to me. Gene was truly an angel who walked among us. He will be so greatly missed by all who knew...Read More »
82 of 101 | Posted by: Rebecca Beall Jenkins - Dallas, GA

“I, along with my sons Luke & Travis Jabat, are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved Dr. Gene. He was a huge part of our lives for many years...Read More »
83 of 101 | Posted by: Nikki - Dallas , GA

“Dr. Gene will be missed greatly! He was my son's doctor and he used to always kid around with him because they had the same name "Nathan". My son...Read More »
84 of 101 | Posted by: Koshia Couch Crowe - Temple, GA

“We are truely saddened to hear of Dr. Gene's passing he was a wonderful Doctor and friend. It did not matter if you were seeing him professionally...Read More »
85 of 101 | Posted by: Sherry, Hayleah and Nicholas Waters - GA

“Dr Gene was a wonderful doctor. I saw him from birth and am now 29 years old with 2 boys of my own. I remember as a kid when I would go to the dr, he...Read More »
86 of 101 | Posted by: Kim Stewart(Rainwater) - GA

“So sad to hear of Dr. Gene's passing. He was in the operating room when my son was born, his concern and care was very evident thruough my daughter...Read More »
87 of 101 | Posted by: Sheila Conway

“I have so many wonderful memories of Dr Gene.I can honestly say that I don't have any bad memories. He was an awesome employer. He was also a great...Read More »
88 of 101 | Posted by: Jennifer Higgins - Temple, GA

“GENE WAS A WONDERFUL DOCTOR, I WAS HIS PATIENT FOR A LONG TIME, AND HE WAS THE DOCTOR OF MY TWO GIRLS SINCE BIRTH, HE ALWAYS LISTENED, AND WAS...Read More »
89 of 101 | Posted by: Katrena Bailey - douglasville, GA

“Dr. Gene, We love you dearly and will miss you much. You have been an honorary member of our family since I was a kid! I'm so glad that we were...Read More »
90 of 101 | Posted by: Hillary - Whitesburg, GA

“I was so sad to hear of Gene's passing yesterday. He was my peditrician when I was a kid and also for my two children. He always went above and...Read More »
91 of 101 | Posted by: Mia Puleio - Hiram, GA - Patient

“MY HEART IS BROKE FROM MISSING MY DEAR FRIEND. I HAVE SO MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES. OUR PRACTICE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WIHTOUT HIM,BUT HIS SPRIT AND...Read More »
92 of 101 | Posted by: DONNA POLLARD - BOWDON, GA

“Dr. Gene was a great man, possibly one of the best! He was a pleasure to work for, he was a great boss and always there when I needed him especially...Read More »
93 of 101 | Posted by: Tammy Athey - Bremen, GA

“Dr. Gene was an incredible Dr. to my kids. He has called us at home numerous times when we needed him. He always was avaliable and truly loved our...Read More »
94 of 101 | Posted by: Jamie Bush - Douglasville , GA

“Dr Gene was a Blessing to any who crossed his path. He was a great Dr to my children and to my grandchildren. He took care of my children and even...Read More »
95 of 101 | Posted by: Marcus and Linda Miller - GA

“Dr. Gene Barrett, was our household word for knowing the right thing to do as Parents. His humor and personality trying to raise children, without a...Read More »
96 of 101 | Posted by: Barbara and Glenn Daniel - GA

“My heart and prayers go out to Dr. Gene's family. I have very fond memories of the times spent with Dr. Gene and my two boys laboring over some new...Read More »
97 of 101 | Posted by: Teresa Jensen- Stamback - Salem, VA

“Dr. Gene was such a blessing to our family. He always greeted the sick patient and worn out parent with a smile, joke and word of encouragement. ...Read More »
98 of 101 | Posted by: Lee family - Lithia Springs, GA

“I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Dr. Gene. He has been my daughters pediatrician for 11 years. He loved the kids, and they loved him. His...Read More »
99 of 101 | Posted by: Kim Brock Coleman - Bremen, GA

“I am so sad to hear about Dr Gene. He was the most wonderful Doctor. He took care of my children for 27 years and was always there for them. We have...Read More »
100 of 101 | Posted by: Tonya Williams - Villa Rica, GA

“The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven extends our sincere sympathy to the family on your loss. ”
101 of 101 | Posted by: Phillip Harrington - Douglasville, GA


Gene Nathan Barrett, MD, age 64, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on April 14, 1948 to Willie Lee Barrett and R.L. Barrett in Shreveport, Louisiana. In 1966, he graduated from Bossier High School in Bossier City, Louisiana. After high school, he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in 1970. Dr. Barrett earned his Medical degree from L.S.U. School of Medicine in New New Orleans in 1974, and completed his residency in Pediatrics at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee in 1977. He was Chief Resident of Pediatrics during his third year of residency and obtained a Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1979. From 1979-1981, he was an assistant professor in Pediatrics at St. Jude Children's Hospital and also served as head of the Department of Pediatrics during that time. In the Fall of 1981, he joined the private practice of Douglas Pediatrics in Douglasville, Georgia where he emphasized his interest in Endocrinology. Dr. Barrett, a brilliant physician, was loved and adored by all of his patients and their families and became known as "Dr. Gene" by everyone in the community. He will always be remembered by his enthusiastic personality and contagious laugh. His outside interests included music composition, all types of fishing, outdoor activities, computer technology, and time with his canine companions.

Dr. Barrett is survived by his brothers and their spouses, Edward and Jo Barrett and Jimmy and Linda Barrett of Texas. Nieces and nephews include Jimmy Barrett, Jr., Tracy Grzelakowski, Robert Barrett, Karen Ann Rester, Sharon Chatterton, and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at Whitley Garner at Rosehaven on Friday, December, 28, 2012 at 6 PM. Rev. Larry Craig will officiate the funeral in Grand Saline, Texas. Dr. Barrett will be buried in the family cemetery in Edgewood, Texas.

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com

Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134