C. F. “Larry” Barrett


Funeral services and Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Dr. C. F. “Larry” Barrett, 91, a resident of Bettendorf, and longtime resident and dentist in Davenport will be  11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct.  5, 2011, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 916 East Rusholme St. Davenport. 

The family will greet friends on Tuesday from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport.  There will be a vigil service on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Dr. Barrett passed away Friday, September 30, 2011, at his summer home at Springbrook Country Club, DeWitt, Iowa.  In keeping with Dr. Barrett’s wishes, following visitation there will be body donation to the College of Medicine, University of Iowa. Private burial will take place at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal at a later date.

Clarence Francis Barrett was born August 15, 1920 in Davenport, Iowa, the son of Clarence and Lillian (McDermott) Barrett.  He was united in marriage to Lois Lucille Krupp on January 31, 1945 in Farragut, Idaho.  

C.F. “Larry” Barrett attended St. Paul the Apostle Grade School, a 1938 graduate of Davenport High School and attended St. Ambrose College.  He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1944.  Following dental school, Dr. Barrett served our country during World War II as a V-12 Lieutenant assistant dental surgeon with the U.S. Navy.


He was an active member of the Diocese of Davenport.  In 1985, he was awarded the Knight of Saint Gregory from Pope John Paul II, recognizing him for his service to the Catholic Church.   

Dr. Barrett had a private practice in Davenport from 1946-1996.  His profession recognized him with awards and honors for his outstanding career as a dentist.  He was a Fellow with both the International and American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.  He had received service awards from the Iowa Dental Alumni Association, St. Ambrose College and University of Iowa Alumni and Special Olympics.

Dr. Barrett was a member and had held various leadership positions with the Iowa Dental Alumni Association, Scott County Dental Society, Iowa Dental Association, Davenport District Dental Society, American Dental Association, Delta Dental Plan of Iowa, Pierre Fauchard Academy, Iowa State Board of Health and the National Dental Ethics Association.

He always enjoyed the opportunity to speak to the senior class at Davenport Assumption High School regarding careers in dentistry.  Dr. Barrett had been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry from 1974 to 2002 giving periodic lectures to students regarding the dental profession.  He served in the College’s Dental Preceptorship Program encouraging and mentoring young people in the profession he loved.  Doctor Barrett and his wife, Lois have established scholarship funds for Assumption High School, St. Ambrose University, and the University of Iowa.  

“Doc” Barrett as he was affectionately known in the Quad City community served on many Boards and Clubs including United Community Services (United Way), Davenport Business Associates, Davenport Quarterback Club, Davenport Chamber of Commerce, Springbrook Country Club, B.P.O.E. (Elks), Knights of Columbus-  3rd and 4th degree, Kiwanis, Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Iowa Statewide Health Coordinating Council, Iowa-Illinois Health Systems Agency and the Davenport Grid Club which he co-founded in 1946 and attended regularly until his recent ill health  prevented such. 

Doc’s favorite pastime was golf and watching University of Iowa athletic teams.

Dr. Barrett is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Lois, his children and their spouses, Geri (Bill) Bowman of Colorado Springs, CO, David (Mary) Barrett of Carmel, CA, Bill (Sharon) Barrett of Davenport, John (Jane) Barrett of Moline, and Kathleen (Tom) Fashinell of Echo Lake, CA; 14 loving grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren; sisters Lois Carron of Bettendorf and Betty Wilder of White Bear Lake, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Leone Murphy.  May they rest in peace.

Memorials may be made to Carmelite Monastery, Eldridge, The Barrett Family Scholarship Fund at Assumption High School, and Seton Catholic School, Moline.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Dr. Barrett’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.

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