Ottie Barrett

Ottie Barrett


Feb. 25, 1908:
Madisonville, TX


Feb. 22, 1956:
Huntsville, TX

Ottie Eugene Barrett was a long-time administrator with SHSTC.

As a student at SHSTC, Barrett managed the school supply store (the "Y") and became its full-time manager after graduation in 1928. Barrett also was the Assistant Business Manager under Clifton Parkhill, becoming Business Manager after Parkhill's death; Barrett made DeWitte Holleman his assistant.

Barrett was an active citizen of Huntsville, serving as President of the Chamber of Commerce, Scoutmaster, and as an active member of First Methodist Church. He and his wife also owned and operated the Ball and Barrett Department store in downtown Huntsville.

A student residence, Barrett House, was named in his honor.


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