Henry Earl Barry

Born in Alexandria, TN on March 30, 1931

Departed on September 26, 2019 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Henry Earl Barry, 88, of Goodlettsville, passed away Thursday September 26, 2019. Born March 30, 1931 in Alexandria, TN, he was the son of the late Henry S. Barry and Sally (Oakley) Barry. Henry was also preceded in death by a son, Johnny E. Barry and a brother, Jordan Barry. Henry moved to the Old Hickory area right after graduating from high school and he began his career with Dupont. Henry was employed by Dupont for all of his working career. He had been a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Goodlettsville. He was a devoted family man and loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A low-key guy, he enjoyed tinkering with lawn mowers. He enjoyed this so much that he had several and had the opinion that you could never have too many lawn mowers. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa (Eddie) Branscomb; 8 grandchildren, Josh Branscomb, Joel Branscomb, Ben Branscomb , Luke Branscomb , Micah Branscomb, Gabe Branscomb, Brittiany Barry and Jonathan Barry; and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation for Henry will be held Saturday September 28, 2019 from 12 noon until 1:15 PM at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville. A celebration of life service will be held at the funeral home at 1:15 followed by interment at Simpson Cemetery, Alexandria, TN.

10 Comments to Henry Earl Barry

  1. Gail Patterson
    September 27, 2019 9:47 am

    Earl is also survived by his devoted friend, Carole Dudney.

  2. Brenda Watson
    September 27, 2019 12:26 pm

    So thankful I knew Earl since my youth. My parents lived across from him in Madison and then build houses beside each other in Goodlettsville. Him and dad were like brothers.
    Also thankful he had Carole Dudney as a devoted friend.

  3. Debbie Bush
    September 27, 2019 2:16 pm

    Earl was blessed to have my mom, Carole Dudney as a friend and companion for over 30 years. She made sure he was taken care of as his health declined. We included Earl in all of our family’s holiday gatherings and felt like he was one of us. Rest In Peace Earl.

    • Brenda Watson
      September 27, 2019 2:46 pm

      He was Blessed to have her as a companion for 30 years. He loved and she loved him and y’all loved him and he knew that because he would tell me that when I visited him.

    • Charlene Kittel
      September 27, 2019 3:32 pm

      Carole was a wonderful companion to Earl. He was blessed to have her by his side all those years!

  4. Tommy Coppinger
    September 27, 2019 2:37 pm

    Earl will be missed by friends who knew him well and spent time with him. Goodbye old friend.

  5. Charlene Kittel
    September 27, 2019 3:34 pm

    I knew Earl my entire life. He and my dad were great friends. He was blessed to have lived such a long life. I know he will be missed, especially by his devoted companion Carole Dudney.

  6. DIL
    September 27, 2019 6:20 pm

    Yes she was great for him and helpful

  7. Hugh Travis
    September 28, 2019 10:18 am

    Earl and I were in the same Sunday School Class for years. He was a First Class Guy in everyway.

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