Barry Keith Green
September 4, 1955 – July 17, 2020
After over two years of a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer and a triumph over lymphoma a few years before that, Barry Keith Green passed away on July 17, 2020. He left this Earth in the way we all hope to: surrounded by family and having said as many goodbyes as possible.
Barry was born September 4, 1955, at Travis Air Force Base Hospital in California to Lt. Keith Green and Elizabeth Ann Cantrell Green. He had his early schooling in Stratford, TX, later transferring to Dalhart where he graduated salutatorian of the Class of 1974.
While in high school, Barry was Drum Major for the Golden Wolves Band his senior year. He was remembered for his show-stopping finish at the end of each halftime show which saw him doing a backward flip from a mini-trampoline. He earned his pilot’s license just before his driver’s license and later served as a volunteer member of the Civil Air Patrol.
Barry was accepted into the Plan II Honors at the University of Texas and graduated cum laude in 1978. He studied law at the University of Houston Law and was the Managing Editor of the Houston Law Review. He achieved a J.D. Magna Cum Laude in 1981.
Always the performer, Barry made his living as a singer in local venues throughout college and law school. He continued in his love for music by singing bass for the Bar and Grill Singers, a non-profit group of singing lawyers who benefit volunteer legal services for those in need. His was the kind of deep voice that could shake walls at the proper pitch. If you’ve ever heard Barry’s voice you’re sure to never forget it. He learned every type of instrument he could get his hands on, including but not limited to the guitar, banjo, trumpet, baritone, and harmonica.
Barry is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Adam and Zoe Green; son, Ryan Green; and daughter, Kaitlynn Green; his mother, Elizabeth Cantrell Green Flamm; brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Sandra Green; brother and sister-in-law, Malcolm and Marjorie Green; sister and brother-in-law, Erin and Mark Tanner; and brother and sister-in-law Kyle and Carrie Green.
A memorial will take place on the morning of September 4, 2020, at Bethany United Methodist Church in Austin, TX, and will also be live streamed.
Memorial Service with online streaming
Bethany United Methodist Church
Barry Keith Green
August 11, 2020
Like David DuBose, I met Barry in 1993 hearing his wonderful Basso voice which was unique and perfect for our Bar & Grill Singers. Barry was a wonderful musician and he brought resonance, dedication, joy and uniqueness to our 100+ performances over the next 25 years all over the United States. We all loved him, and are terribly saddened by Barry's passing.
Barry is at the upper right side of this attached photo from 10+ years ago.
R.I.P. Barry. St Peter just got a new Basso.
August 10, 2020
Barry, Im going to miss our long lunches, our many laughs and all the restaurants, we visited, and I’ll never forget the memories, we shared, the secrets we told , and the “Could of hads” “would of hads” & of course the “ Should of Hads” we did and didn’t do... RIP , Barry
August 5, 2020
I remember one summer when I baby sit the Green boys at their home and how much fun they were. Prayers for all the family during this difficult time.
Bonnie Field Dooley and Jack Dooley
Ellen Connell Mitchell
August 4, 2020
Dearest Green Family,
I am so sorry about the untimely loss of Barry.
What an accomplished life he had!!
My fondest memory is of our family vacations from Arkansas to Dalhart to visit Grandmother and Grandaddy Spencer. One of the Highlights was coming to visit your family ranch! I always had a crush on all the handsome Green boys! Barry, Kevin and Malcolm would take us kids out to the barn with all its mystery and smells and animals! That was such a great adventure for the kids from small town Arkansas!
Again, my deepest sympathy for your loss.
Love to your whole family.
Ellen Connell Mitchell
July 25, 2020
I had the pleasure of singing along with Barry's resonant bass for many years. When he had a sore throat, he reached low notes that whales in faraway oceans likely heard. His kind, rumbling chuckle lightened many a mood.
Wishing his family comfort and the embrace of good memories.
July 20, 2020
I so enjoyed being a drum major with Barry. We had the honor of leading one of the best bands in the state of Texas. Barry always led by example. He will be missed by all that knew him.