John Henry Barrett

Died on May 13, 2017

Age: 77

Gender: Male

Race: Black

Location of death: Unknown location, possibly in or near Belle Glade or Pahokee, an unknown community

Agency: an unknown agency

John Henry Barrett

Died on May 13, 2017
He was shot in an unknown community.
John Henry Barrett, 77, was shot in the neck as a teenager in 1958. His assailant reportedly was sentenced. He went on to become a minister for three decades and an influential, inspirational figure in Pahokee, where he served as as the city's first African-American executive director of the Pahokee Housing Authority. He died of an infection related to his wound in 2017, according to the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's office, which ruled his death a homicide. The Rev. Barrett was buried in Martin County.
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