Needles, CA: Obituary: Fredrick “Rick” Greg Barrios.

Rick Barrios

November 25, 1954 – January 2, 2021

66 Years Old

Needles, California

Source: Serena Barrios (Information Submitted):

Fredrick Greg Barrios ran his final victory lap on January 2, 2021.

His loving family was there to wish him well as he crossed the finish line of life. He was the true definition of a family man. He brought joy to everyone he encountered.

He is survived by his three kids, son Vinnie, daughters Juliette and Serena, and their partners, Angelica Romero, Travis Phillips and Val Diaz, respectively.

He was the proud grandfather of nine grandkids who will miss him dearly: Kobrea, McKenna, Sienna, Scout, Kinley, Val, Katin, Kyndal and Merrick.

Rick never met a stranger, in fact he probably gave you a nickname within the first conversation.

Born and raised in Needles, Ca, he was a graduate of Needles High School, which made him a Mustang for life.

After graduation he went on to have a full career with BNSF Railroad retiring as a locomotive engineer with 42 years of service.

He loved his Packers, Celtics and Mustangs and spent many years running fundraisers for the high school athletic programs.

He was known for always having control of the TV remote no matter whose house.

He enjoyed his 2-mile jogs at the football field no matter the temperature.

His positive attitude enriched all our lives. He was a great father, grandfather and friend, and will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be held from 3 pm to 6 pm (AZ time) on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Desert Lawn Funeral Home, Mohave Valley, AZ.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 am (AZ time) on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Bullhead City, AZ.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 pm (AZ time) on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at El Rio Golf Course, Mohave Valley, AZ.

In lieu of flowers a scholarship has been set up in memory of Rick Barrios.

All donations will be made to Needles Youth Development Education Foundation (NYDEF).

Please make checks payable to the:


PO Box 47

Needles, CA 92363

*Please put Rick Barrios on the memo line.*


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