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BARRY, Russell Earl 1915-1995


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 7/31/2009 at 21:19:42

Russell Earl Barry

RUDD, IOWA -- Funeral services for Russell E. Barry, 80, of 614 Decker St., Rudd, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the United Methodist Church in Rudd, with the Rev. W.C. "Bill" Trembly officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene with military rites conducted by the Tack Barnett Post 268 American Legion of Greene. Visitation was held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Reid's Funeral Chapel, Greene, where there was a 7:30 p.m. public Scripture service. Visitation will continue one hour before services today at the church.

Russell Earl Barry was born May 20, 1915, in Charles City, a son of Thomas Barry and Myra (nee) Fairbanks Barry and died Tuesday, May 30, 1995, at the North Iowa Mercy Health Center East, Mason City, from complications of heart surgery.

He received his education in the Charles City Public Schools and was inducted into the United States Army on Nov. 14, 1942, where he served in the Rhinelands, Ardennes and the European Theater during World War II. Following the end of the war, he re-enlisted in the Army Air Force where he was stationed stateside until his discharge on Dec. 16, 1949. He entered the United States Air Force on Dec. 17, 1949, where he served with the 2nd Medical Group Hunter AFB, Savannah, Ga,. during the Korean Conflict. He was discharged on Sept. 7, 1953.

On March 22, 1949, he was united in marriage to Eileen E. Raymond at the Methodist parsonage in Hampton. Following his discharge, they made their home in Greene where he operated Barry Installation Service and Furniture Repair.

In 1963, the family moved to Arizona and later to Huntington Beach, Calif., where they lived for 25 years. He was employed by the Shim's Gasket Company and was part owner of Sharps Aquatic Park Shell Service Station in Huntington Beach, Calif. Following their retirement, they moved to Houston, Texas, in 1988 and returned to Iowa in 1992 making their home in Rudd. His interests included woodworking, fishing, and working out in the yard. Russ was considered an avid reader and one who was in search of knowledge. He also enjoyed bird watching. He was a member of the American Legion.

Living family members included his loving wife of 46 years, Eileen of Rudd; one daughter, Susan Kay Campbell of Lakeland, Texas; two sons, Charles Russell and his wife, Sharon Barry of Cypress, Texas, and Richard Allan Barry of Mason City; one stepson, Larry Raymond of Waukon; three grandchildren, Ronald Russell Campbell, Kristine Marie Barry and Stephanie Marie Barry; six step-grandchildren, Mike Raymond, Joseph Raymond, and Larry Raymond Jr., Joe Raymond, Paul Raymond and Roberta Raymond; and one stepgreat-grandchild, Seth Raymond.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Louise Carmichael; two brothers, Jack Barry and Dale Barry; and a stepson, Kenneth Raymond in 1986.

Memorials may be directed to the Russell E. Barry Memorial Fund in care of the family.



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