July 26, 1954 – September 10, 2020
Mr. Richard Barrett "Barry" Larkins, age 66 of McDonough, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020, loving husband of 32 years to Annette Larkins. He was born in Atlanta to the late James and Jean Larkins. Barry was a proud Army veteran and served his country for ten years. He enjoyed fishing, working on motorcycles, and John Wayne western movies. In addition to his wife, his is survived by his daughters: Jean-Marie Larkins and Brittany Kaylin Larkins, both of McDonough; son: James Larkins; sister: Cheri (Spencer) Preston of McDonough; nephew: Brent (Samantha) Gibbs; great nieces and nephew: Kaiya, Kayla, Carter, Kadyn and Kaitlyn; and beloved dog: Conan. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
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September 12, 2020
Barry was always someone I respected and enjoyed being around. Even when we disagreed we never let it become personal. He loved his family and it showed when he would speak of them. I was always proud of his leadership as a steward in local 3205. He will be missed.
September 12, 2020
Barry was first and foremost a family man. Family first was not just a saying to him. His wife and children were his pride and joy. There was no mountain he wouldn't move for them.
Barry also enjoyed his motorcycles and tools. His garage could only be described as a series of walk paths around which you tried to move. Everything in there put a smile on his face.
He was also a Steward with the Communications workers of America locals 3204 and briefly 3205. We had him run our elections at 3205 because of a strong sense of doing what was right. Those elections went flawlessly.
At the office Barry could best be described as a walking jovial smile. He had one on his face and he didnt mind sharing it with anyone or everyone around...Frequently.
Barry retired from the "phone factory " (as we call it ) and his daily presence was/is missed.
It would be my guess that right now him and the "Duke" are swapping stories.
Love ya brother! You are missed. Thank you for my Freedom! Thankyou for trying to teach me the Stewardship ropes. (I failed you miserably) This old Sailor wishes you fair winds and following seas on your next journey.