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Old 07-07-2018, 07:29 PM
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Default Monty Barrett

I'm sorry to report the passing of Monty Barrett, one of aviation's best.

It's been a difficult week for the whole family. I would not expect anyone to answer the phone at Barrett Precision Engines until after the funeral (Wednesday, in Shawnee, OK), or perhaps a bit longer. Allen and Rhonda do expect to keep a normal Oshkosh schedule. A memorial service is anticipated after OSH, in Tulsa.

More later.
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Old 07-07-2018, 10:00 PM
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Sad indeed. A tremendous wealth of engine knowledge lost now to the sands of time. Everyone I ever talked to who had a Barrett engine built always had the best things to say about the build, performance and service. Monty built a great business and following.

He will be missed by many.

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Old 07-07-2018, 11:01 PM
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Very sorry to hear that but thanks for sharing the news. Monty was such a wealth of experience! He’ll be missed.
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Old 07-08-2018, 06:31 AM
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Our thoughts and prayer go out to Allan and Rhonda. Monty's legacy lives on.
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:06 AM
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Monty Barrett set the bar high for engines, he will be missed.
Rhonda and Allan have followed in his tradition...,great people, great company.
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:00 AM
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Yes, sad to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers to Betty, Allen and Rhonda. Great folks and family.
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:28 AM
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I want to add my condolences. I never met Monty personally but the company and the engine say a lot about the person and so I know I missed out on knowing a great man.
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:31 AM
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Sad to know of his passing. Glad he lived. We were blessed to have him in our time.
Dan thanks for sharing.
Iím installing a Barrett engine rebuild on my Exp Supercub today.
He will be missed.....
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:17 PM
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I met Monty for the first time 25 years ago at an Airpark called Cookson Hills in NE Oklahoma where he lived. My father in law was from a near by town called Talequah Ok. Monty and my Father in Law had been part of Oklahoma Aviation for many years. Monty was a great guy and will be missed. My father in Law also passed a few years ago, wished he was still with us as well.
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:25 AM
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Arrangements are:

Wednesday, 11AM
Walker Funeral Service
201 E 45th St
Shawnee, OK 74804

Graveside following at Dale Cemetery, about 9 miles west.
Dan Horton
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