John Anthony Barreras (Tony) passed away from a long illness on May 9, 2020 at the age of 61. He was born March 21st, 1959 in Stephenville, TX to parents John and Frances Barreras. He was preceded in death by great grandparents Lewis and Iva Warlick, grandparents Dale and Ruby Lee Fitzhugh, his father John Barreras, and a younger brother Stephen Dale Barreras.
He is survived by his mother Frances Barreras (Hobbs), a brother Charles Edward Barreras (Florida), four nieces: Haley, Lauren, Courtney, Kensley Rose (Georgia), one daughter Raven Nicole Barreras, three grandchildren (Texas), an aunt Jenna (Donald) Barr (Hobbs), and cousins Deborah (Dave) McNaughton (Kansas), Richard (Bernice) Barr, Ricky Ray Barr, Roger Barr, Reyna Hernandez (all of Hobbs), Chris (Alice) Barr, Abraham Barr (Texas), Michelle (Scott) Brown (Texas), Jesse Gonzales (Ruidoso, NM), and a long time school friend Henry.
Tony worked with John West Surveying, where he did some wire line work and helped as a hand. As a young man he rebuilt an engine for his GTO and was known for his racing, so following John West, he became a mechanic for the oilfield and worked for many years. He was employed by Hill Engine and Shlumberger and was reliable and a hard worker. He also enjoyed computers and later in his life taught himself how to build and repair them and was skilled in programming. Tony liked to go fishing, hunting, and to cook on the grill. He also spent time playing online games, watching sci-fi films, and he was a big Star Trek fan.
Tony could be clever and liked to joke with people. Sometimes he could leave you quite puzzled and questioning if he were serious or not. He was a strong and independent person and valued honesty.
He will be fondly missed by many.