OBITUARY

Lee Hamilton Barry

November 7, 1930October 11, 2012

NEWSPAPER OBITUARY FOR LEE HAMILTON BARRY Welling, OK- Lee Hamilton Barry was born on November 7th, 1930 in Chicago, IL the son of Frank and Juanita (Hines) Barry. He served in the United States Army at the age of fifteen, during WWII, as an infantryman and later in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He boxed Golden Gloves from 1947 until 1950, where he produced 76 wins and only 2 loses. He was a POW during the Korean Conflict from 1950-1951. He retired to Oklahoma in 1992. He married Elspeth”Beth” Begley on April 1974 in Illinois. Together they raised three grandchildren. Lee was a Sheet Metal Fabricator by trade and worked for Illinois Range. When Lee wasn’t working, he enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing. He was talented with his hands and could build anything. He loved gardening, working crossword puzzles, and reading a good book. Lee liked watching football, and thought there was nothing better than a good fireworks display on July 4th. Most of all, Lee loved his family and the life they had on the ranch. He was proud of his sons, grandchildren and his great grandchildren. He was their biggest fan. Lee passed from this life on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at Tahlequah City hospital, with his loved ones by his side. Lee was 81 years old. He will be greatly missed by his family and his friends. Lee is preceded in death by his mother, his father, and one brother, Mark. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Beth of the home, and two sons Guy and Brian,and step son Randy and stepdaughter Tina. His legacy lives on in his grandchildren, Ashley, Natasha, Jeremy and Ryan, and his four great grandchildren, Xavier, Zaden, Ashton, and Myangel. He leaves behind three brothers and two sisters, Roy, Lawrence, Lynn, Mary Margaret and Ruby Nina, two special canine companions, “Fireball” and “Bentley”, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, October 15, 2012
REMEMBERING

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Natasha Sanders

October 14, 2012

Well grandpa you are no longer suffering or in pain, you are the toughest man i know you put up a good fight for 5 years. you are in a better place now. I enjoyed every second I got to spend with you especially when I was a little girl, when i lived with you and grandma we have some great memories together, eating our salsa and chips at midnight, riding on the tractor, picking up rocks out of the yard, chopping wood... You and grandma did so much for us three grandchildren and many more, you were such an awesome grandfather, dad and husband and overall a great man. You taught me so much in life that's how I turned out the young lady I am today. You will be missed so very much. It's going to be so hard in this world with out you, im going to miss you coming through my line at walmart giving me a hard time to freak out the customers lol :) it was so funny. i love you so much. Bentley and fireball are so sad with out you they don't know what to do., and especially grandma. Xavier, zaden & shorty love and miss you as well. they enjoyed the times they got to spend with you. Well that's all for now grandpa I love and miss you so much! R.I.P grandpa :( this sucks so bad it's unbelievable you will always be in our hearts. Love you.

tina leach

October 14, 2012

I am so sorry GUY

tina leach

October 14, 2012

IM sorry lee was a great man ,bless your hearts

Julie Gould

October 13, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear of Lee's passing. Please except my condolences at this difficult time.

Guy Barry

October 13, 2012

To one you were a Father to the other a Father in Law but you were loved equally by both of us. We will miss you greatly & cherish the time we were allowed to spend with you. Be at Peace.

Love,Guy & Linda

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