Daniel Shawn (Danny) Barrett

October 5, 1977 ~ April 14, 2021 (age 43)


Daniel Shawn Barrett, 43, of New Port Richey FL, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday April 14, 2021.  Danny, or “Big Dan” as he was most popularly known, was born in Sturgeon Bay, WI to Michael and Carol Barrett.  He attended Jefferson County High School in Dandridge, TN.  Danny lived in Dandridge for 33 years where he also worked at Pizza Plus for many of them.  In 2015 Danny and his mother Carol moved to New Port Richey, FL.

Big Dan was one of, if not the biggest, wrestling fan in the world.  He also had a passion for hot rods, swimming and playing with friends, and was a member and regular attendee of Riverdale Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN.  Danny was also an avid artist where he would spend hours upon hours each day listening to his CDs and coloring in his numerous books. Once he completed each page he was happy to pass them out to friends and family members to take home or to share with others.  All of this brought him incredible joy. Danny had a heart of gold and one large enough to give pieces of it out to those he loved. He was a loving brother, son, and uncle with a precious soul.

Danny is preceded in his death by his father Mike Barrett. He is survived by his mother Carol Barrett; sister Tamara Vaught, brother Michael (Carol), and brother Brian (Tia).  He is also survived by his many nieces and nephews who always brought a smile to his face.  Niece Ashley Crabtree and daughter Ava; Niece Michelle and daughter Bella Vaught and Stephen Maursetter; Nephews Britton, Bryson, and Brady Barrett; and Niece Henslee and Nephew Bo Barrett.

A receiving of friends will be held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens Chapel Mausoleum located at 2642 East Highway 25/70, Dandridge, TN 37725 on Saturday April 24, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm with a graveside service and burial immediately following. The family asks that if you have a favorite picture of Danny to please bring it to the service.  If you choose to send flowers to the above address or in lieu of flowers the family ask that you donate to:

Humane Society of Paco County Inc

14949 Harmon Dr

Spring Hill, Fl 34610


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April 24, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Resthaven Memorial Gardens Chapel Mausoleum, East Highway

Graveside Service
April 24, 2021

2:00 PM
Resthaven Memorial Gardens Chapel Mausoleum, East Highway

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