Barry Ryan Mobley

July 14, 1983April 13, 2014
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Barry Ryan Mobley, 30, unexpectedly passed on April 13, 2014, in West Virginia leaving his family and friends who loved him so much.

Barry was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Gus & Patricia Kite, Garland Mobley, Sr. and Rachel Neumann, and his Uncle C. B. Moore.

Barry is survived by his loving wife of almost two years, Jonda Davis Mobley, his parents, Garland (Boo) Mobley, Jr. and Flora Kite Mobley of Vanceboro, NC, his sister, Jenna Mobley, his stepchildren, Kirsten, Kelsey, and Kyle Waybright and step grandchild, Artlyn, his Father-in-law, John Davis, his Mother-in-law, Sue Mack and Step Father-in-law, Demi Mack, Sisters-in-Law, Terese Ewing and husband, Kemp, and Jessica Wilson, Brother-in-Law, Demi Owen Mack, nieces, Courtney and Emma Ewing, Nephews, Chris, Andrew and Nic Wilson. Also surviving Uncle Mike Kite, Aunt Angie Kite, Aunt Wanda Elks, Uncle John and Aunt Sondra Hoover, his cousins he grew up with, Ashley Moore Dunn (husband David), Valarie Kite Tripp, (husband, Kenneth), Chad Braxton, (wife, Jo-Lynne, and Sydney and Parker) all of Vanceboro and Carli Braxton Sutton, (husband, James, and Seth) of Cove City. Also, not to be forgotten, Rocky, his special dog and friend.

Barry was born on July 14, 1983 in New Bern, NC. He grew up in Vanceboro, attending Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary, West Craven Middle School, and graduating from West Craven High School in 2001. He attended East Carolina University for a short time. He loved playing sports—baseball, football, wrestling, and he loved racing. Barry, like all of the other grandchildren, worked in the family business, Kite's Supermarket, through his childhood. This is where he learned how to treat people and use his personal charm on everyone he met. He worked at Gold's Gym in New Bern, NC for a number of years as a personal trainer. He loved this kind of work so much and all of the people he met through this job. He wanted everyone to be healthy and fit. He later moved with his wife to West Virginia where Jonda's family resides. Barry tried his hand at being a car salesman at River City Subaru, but just a couple of weeks before his death went back to doing what he loved the most, working at the gym as a personal trainer. This Gym was Power Up in Teays Valley, WV where he worked for Taylor Stillpass, a wonderful friend. We are so happy that Barry made this change when he did.

Barry will be remembered as a loving husband, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend to all of us. He loved working out, being on his crazy diets, being in bodybuilding competitions, playing and watching sports, going to the pool and beach, traveling with his wife and friends, and loving life. Barry was very competitive and wanted to be successful in all his endeavors; he wanted to please everyone. He had a heart of gold. We will miss him so much.

The family will receive friends at Cotten Funeral Home in New Bern, NC from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18. The funeral service will also be at Cotten Funeral Home, New Bern, NC on Saturday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at Greenleaf Memorial Park in New Bern.

Flowers will be accepted and appreciated or donations may be made to American Diabetes Association , P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

The family thanks everyone for your prayers.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Arrangements are entrusted to Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 19, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, April 18, 2014

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Kyle Waybright

June 12, 2014

Barry You will always be the worlds greatiest dad in the world to me Thank you so much for being my buddy man I will always love you and Miss you! its also a pleasure to hear you in my thoughts in my head I Love you Dad... Kyle Waybright

Annette (ann) Spaur

April 22, 2014

I am so very sorry.. I did not find out sooner. To me he will always be the little boy mooching snacks, teasing his sister, or wanting a piggy back ride. I send my love and affection to all of you

April 22, 2014

Did not know Barry personally, but know his family in Vanceboro. I am truly sorry for your loss but please know that memories will keep him alive forever. Norma Wright Cox (Little Bit)

April 21, 2014

Our prayer are with the Mobley Family. So sad to hear of Barry's death. Only met him a few times, he was so nice it seemed much longer. It broke our hearts. Rita & Ray Johson. Met Barry at River Cities.

boo mobley

April 20, 2014

thank you for everybodies support with love boo and family


April 20, 2014


John Dixon

April 20, 2014

Jonda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. After seeing your FB page it is evident that Barry was a well loved man! Please know that God's grace and understanding will abound on you during this difficult time! Rely on him as he is our Rock!

Alvis & Harriett Collins

April 20, 2014

To Jenna, Sondra and all the family,
We have heavy hearts at this time and praying for peace, understanding an love during this difficult time. "Only trust Him!" God bless all.

Preston Dawson

April 19, 2014

Rest easy my friend. C/o 2001

Lucinda Autry

April 19, 2014

Barry may u rest in peace and may God give all your family and friends peace and strength as they carry on. Glad I had the chance to know you. U will b missed!