OBITUARY

Oscar Barum "Barry" Jones III

August 24, 1943June 3, 2021
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Oscar Barum Jones III, of Olive Branch, MS passed away on June 3, 2021 at the age of 77. He graduated from Messick High School in 1963, where he was a member of the elite ROTC Drill Team. Barry worked for Montesi Grocery Store and then Roadway Express for 13 years. For the next 35 years he was a general contractor and formed American General Construction, Inc., a successful corporate renovation business.

Barry was an avid bass fisherman and a member of three bass fishing clubs, most notably Village Bass Masters. As a semi-professional fisherman, the many tournaments he participated in provided him with much pleasure and satisfaction.

Barry was preceded in death by his mother, Opal Juanita Mansfield, and his father, Oscar Barum Jones, Jr. Barry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy, and a son, Jeffrey Barum (Dori), granddaughters, Emily Williamson (Joshua) and Amy Guthrie (David), sisters, Blanche Lorentino, Lois Adams, and brother Mack Capers. Barry is missed by his extended family and many long-time friends.

The memorial service will be held on Friday, June 11 at 2:00 pm with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm at Brantley Funeral Home, 6875 Cockrum St. Olive Branch, MS 38654. A reception will follow the Celebration of Life Service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org), National Kidney Foundation (www.kidneyfund.org) or Bethel Presbyterian Church, 3810 Bethel Rd. Olive Branch, MS 38654.

  • FAMILY

  • Opal Juanita Mansfield, Mother (deceased)
  • Oscar Barum Jones, Jr., Father (deceased)
  • Nancy Jones, Wife of 57 years
  • Jeffrey Barum (Dori), Son
  • Emily Williamson (Joshua) and Amy Guthrie (David), Granddaughters
  • Blanche Lorentino and Lois Adams, Sisters
  • Mack Capers, Brother
  • He also leaves his extended family and many long-time friends to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Reception

    Friday, June 11, 2021

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Glenda Brooks

June 7, 2021

Nancy, I was shocked to see that Barry had died. You both looked good at Brownie’s funeral such a short time ago. I am so sorry for your loss and know this is hard for you. You grew up together and have spent so many years together. He was a good man. I will keep you in my prayers. Glenda Barker Brooks

Dorinda /Lee Miller

June 7, 2021

Nancy, Lee and I are so sad and sorry to hear about Barry.
We will remember all the great times we had seeing him at Myrtle in May.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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Biography

Oscar Barum Jones III, of Olive Branch, MS passed away on June 3, 2021 at the age of 77. He graduated from Messick High School in 1963, where he was a member of the elite ROTC Drill Team. Barry worked for Montesi Grocery Store and then Roadway Express for 13 years. For the next 35 years he was a general contractor and formed American General Construction, Inc., a successful corporate renovation business.

Barry was an avid bass fisherman and a member of three bass fishing clubs, most notably Village Bass Masters. As a semi-professional fisherman, the many tournaments he participated in provided him with much pleasure and satisfaction.

Barry was preceded in death by his mother, Opal Juanita Mansfield, and his father, Oscar Barum Jones, Jr. Barry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy, and a son, Jeffrey Barum (Dori), granddaughters, Emily Williamson (Joshua) and Amy Guthrie (David), sisters, Blanche Lorentino, Lois Adams, and brother Mack Capers. Barry is missed by his extended family and many long-time friends.

The memorial service will be held on Friday, June 11 at 2:00 pm with visitation beginning at 1:00 pm at Brantley Funeral Home, 6875 Cockrum St. Olive Branch, MS 38654. A reception will follow the Celebration of Life Service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org), National Kidney Foundation (www.kidneyfund.org) or Bethel Presbyterian Church, 3810 Bethel Rd. Olive Branch, MS 38654.