William Henry Barrington
July 19, 1923 – February 25, 2011
Peggs, OK- Funeral services for William Henry “Bill” Barrington will be held on Friday, March 4th, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Peggs Community Church with Reverend Rex Hendrickson and Reverend Bobby Botts officiating. Interment will follow at New Home Cemetery in Peggs. Services have been entrusted to Reed- Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah. William H. “Bill” Barrington was born on July 19, 1923 in Okemah, OK the son of James A. and Matie (Woods) Barrington. At an early age the family moved to Westville and then moved in 1929 to make Peggs their permanent home. During WWII, Bill served his country in the U.S. Army. In January of 1944, he married the love of his life, Alpha Keeton, in Peggs, OK. This union was blessed with two sons and one daughter and almost sixty-one years of marriage, until Alpha’s passing in 2005. A farmer and rancher by trade, Bill enjoyed being out of doors with his livestock and crops. He never met a stranger and enjoyed meeting people and having a friendly chat. He made sure his family was provided for and enjoyed time spent with his family. He passed from this life on Friday, February 25, 2011 in Tulsa, OK with his family at his side. He was eighty-seven years old. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Alpha, one daughter, Brenda Ilene Barrington in 1945, and his brothers and sisters, Roy Barrington, Carl Barrington, Pearl Rousey, Cleo Hudson, Viola Barrington, Irene Barrington, Robert Barrington, Bert Barrington, James Arlis Barrington, Delma Conrad, and one great grandson, Cody O’Hern. Those left to cherish his memory include two sons, Dale Barrington and wife Louise of Peggs, OK and Mack Barrington and wife Sally of Corvallis, OR. Bill’s legacy lives on in his six grandchildren, Gene Barrington of Peggs, OK, Melissa Storm and husband Stefan of Coweta, OK, Diana O’Hern of Inola, OK, Elizabeth Minor and husband Jon of Tahlequah, OK, Jennifer Barrington of Tulsa, OK, and Chad Barrington of Arlington, VA. He is also survived by five great grandchildren, one great-great grandson, many nieces, nephews, and a host of friends and loved ones.
- Funeral Service Friday, March 4, 2011
William Henry Barrington
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March 10, 2011
I worked at Reasor's Pharmacy for 7 years, and some of my brightest moments were getting to help Bill. He was truly one of the sweetest customers I had the pleasure of waiting on. He always brought a smile to my face. Your family will be in my thoughts.
March 6, 2011
Bill and I attended New Home school tgether. They lived one mile north of my home. Bill and his two older brothers used to come visit my dad,mon and me from time to time but I think it was to eat our apples in the winter from the cellar. Don McHone
Don and Jennifer Barrington
March 3, 2011
We have many fond memories of visiting Bill, especially at the family reunions that used to be held at his farm. He was always kind and loved to talk and tell very interesting stories. We always enjoyed our visits. We are going to miss him.
We will not be able to attend the service but our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God and your many good memories comfort you at this time.
March 2, 2011
I will never forget Uncle Bill's smile. I remember as a little girl going to see him and he would take us up to the barn to see the pigs and cows. He was always smiling. Years later when he was admitted into the nursing home in Fort Gibson, I went by to see him and he still greeted me with that big ol smile of his. Even though I don't know you all very well, I'll be thinking of you during this difficult time and I'm glad I got to know Uncle Bill. Alicia Barrington-Rodgers
March 1, 2011
We're keeping you in your prayers. Eddie & Sue Molloy