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William N Barry

William N. Barry, Jr. died on December 1 , 2015 in Tallahassee, Florida. He was 96 years old. Mr. Barry was born on June 17, 1919 in Newberry, Florida to William N. Barry, Sr. and Ouida Jones Barry. His father was pharmacist and farmer while his mother was a homemaker. Mr. Barry was a graduate of Newberry High School and then attended Emory University in Valdosta, Georgia. Mr. Barry’s university life was interrupted with the onset of World War II. He joined the U.S. Army and served from 1942 through 1946. Mr. Barry was an infantryman and served in the Pacific Theater. He participated in the Philippines campaign and was with the Korean Occupational Army at the conclusion of the war. Mr. Barry served his country with bravery and courage. Upon returning home to Newberry at the conclusion of the war Mr. Barry enrolled in the University of Florida where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from the School of Pharmacy. Rather than practicing as a pharmacist Mr. Barry joined with his family in the farming and cattle ranching business and was active in the business until his retirement. Mr. Barry had an undying love for the outdoors and the observance of its beauty. All of God’s wondrous natural works were precious to him. Mr. Barry was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Newberry and was a fifty year member of the Newberry Lions Club. Mr. Barry was also a key advisor in the beautification of the City of Newberry. Mr. Barry was preceded in death by his brothers Robert Jones Barry (Katherine) and Andrew Jackson Barry (Marty). He is survived by his sister Kay Barry Williams (Ted); his nieces, Kathy Barry Solomon (Harris), Julianne Browning (Wayne), Adrienne Pope (Alec); his nephews, Theodore Barry Williams (Helen), John Burton Williams (Molly), Drew Barry (Darlene), and great nephews and nieces and many friends. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Nature Conservancy or charity of your choice. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday December 7, 2015 at the Newberry Cemetery in Newberry, FL.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!