Condolence & Memory Journal

Teresa we are so sorry to learn of Barry's passing. Tonda told me yesterday that Barry had passed...I can't explain the shock we felt as Tonda was telling us. I wish i had known sooner ...we are so sorry and we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Much love to you as you go through this very difficult time. We love you. Butch and Jan

Posted by Jan Seargent - Murray, KY - Friend   October 13, 2021

We send you and the whole family our deepest sympathies for your loss. We remember Barry very fondly and know that he certainly will be missed. - Richie & Jean Lovins and Neva Clark

Posted by Richard Lovins - Memphis, TN - Friend   October 01, 2021

Sandy and Mark, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Barry will be missed by many and never forgotten by anyone that knew him.

Posted by Jackie Mason Canady - Murray, KY - Friend   September 25, 2021

May God's Grace bring comfort and peace to you all.

Jim and Judy Stahler

Posted by Jim Stahler - Murray, KY - Friend   September 25, 2021

I just talked to Barry a few days ago he was picking up boat in MA he promised to come to Lake to visit

Posted by danny mcelya mcelya - murray, KY - Friend   September 24, 2021

I'm sorry to hear of Barry's passing! More so for his loved ones I know it's hard! I know in my heart he is free..about six months-ago asked my cousin Rebecca if she had talked or seen him..she said she hadn't just recently he called her they talked for 55 minutes a couples days later my mother ask me did you Barry passed so I just knew my heart it His time..don't know how else to say I'm sorry for you all..❤❤ The last time I saw Barry was 1993 at the Foodland warehouse here in Livonia Michigan...I miss Kentucky so much and it's a shame that I've not been there since..when we used to go to Aunt Mattie' and listen to her sweet voice I felt like I was in Heaven...l know that he is with her and Doey....R.I.P. cousin

Posted by David Welch - Plymouth, Michigan, MI - Family   September 24, 2021

I send heartfelt sympathy to all of Barry's family. He was such a lovable guy and shall be missed by all who knew him.

Posted by Susan Hart - Murray, KY - Family Friend   September 24, 2021

I am so sorry but at the same time I have a reassurance that out of the body is to be with the Lord Jesus Christ. Barry and I spoke the evening before his passing. We shared childhood memories ... we spoke about how he would sit next to his wife and listen to her read God's Word. He spoke about trips here and there but mostly about their four trips to Israel. I am so thankful that our lives intersected briefly again through his call. I am so thankful that Barry knew and was known by Jesus ... this is the most important thing for all of us.

Posted by Rebecca Chadwick Chadwick - POPLAR BLUFF, MO - Family   September 24, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Barry's passing. I have so many fond memories of our working together and the gang "hanging out" as well. He was always interesting to talk to and had so many colorful stories. He always made me smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you Teresa, Chelsey and Alex.

Posted by Jeanne Elsner - Benton Harbor, MI - Friend   September 24, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear of Barry’s passing, We were coworkers for many years. I appreciated him as a friend and respected him as a Supervisor. He always had something colorful to say and the world is a little dimmer without him %

Posted by Michael Lovejoy - Hagerman, NM - friend   September 23, 2021

Teresa and Chesley I am so sorry for your loss. My friend Barry was truly loved by many and will be missed so deeply. I always looked forward to seeing him occasionally and getting one of his big ole hugs. I'd always give and get an "I love ya". I'll miss him.

Posted by Mike Stephenson - murray, KY - Friend   September 23, 2021

Barry and his family lived across the street from my family in the 50's. As his sister Sandy was my best friend, Barry was around a lot. He was like a little brother. He saved my life one day at Panorama Shores, pulling me out of the water, when I was floundering. I didn't thank him enough for that.
Unfortunately, our paths didn't cross much when we were older. I did see him at the MHS '68 class reunion in 2018 and at a MSU game in 2019. From a distance I yelled at him, "Barry Jan Thomas" and he yelled back "Beverly Sue Paschall" (correct middle name is Anne.) I realize how much he smiled and joked, bringing joy to others. May God comfort Teresa, Chesley, Alex, Sandy, Toopie and Aubrey.

Posted by Beverly Quinn - Murray, KY - Friend   September 23, 2021

I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Barry. We were friends from our early grade school years. He had a joyful spirit and was always fun and a pleasure to be around. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.
Godspeed my dear friend.

Posted by Bill Pasco - Murray, KY - Classmate   September 23, 2021

Prayers for the family. I enjoyed working with Barry at PTL.

Posted by DONNA Ravellette - murray, KY - Coworker   September 22, 2021

The Gulledge Family is very saddened by the loss of Barry Thomas. Praying for family. He was loved by so many.

Posted by Anna Gulledge - Family   September 22, 2021

Teresa, I am so very sad to hear this news. I am sorry for the loss of your love. Sending thoughts, prayers and blessings over you and your family.

Posted by Joni Guthrie McDougal Orand - Gulf Breeze, FL - Family   September 22, 2021

Teresa, Chesley and Alex my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. If there is anything you need just let me know. Cory and Teresa......... or as Barry liked to call me Otis. Im so going to miss that.

Posted by Cory And Teresa wimberly - Cottage Grove, TN - Friend   September 22, 2021

I met Barry during our employment at Paschall Truck Lines. Just seeing him brightened up the day. My heart is with you all now and the days to come.

Posted by Marsha Koeppen - Murray, KY - Friend   September 22, 2021

Chesley, Tom and I were so sorry to hear about your dad. May you find peace.

Posted by Deb and Tom Smith - Farmington, KY   September 22, 2021

Sandy and family, I am so sorry! Barry was such a nice guy! Thoughts and prayers!

Posted by Fran Garrison - Murray, KY   September 21, 2021

So sorry about this! Praying the Lord keep his arms around you and family at this time and continually.

Posted by Fred & Diane Wetmore - Cedar Hill, TN - Friend   September 21, 2021