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Don Ivan Barry

Don Ivan Barry, 82 , of Reidsville passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2018 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. There will be a private funeral service at Rock House Primitive Baptist Church in Pinnacle, NC at a later date. Don was born in New Brunswick, NJ to the late Jesse and Madeline Barry. He served his country in the US Army and was a retiree of IBM . He liked to travel from California, Hawaii, Florida and ultimately settled in Reidsville, NC with his late wife, Brenda Faye Barry. He is survived by his step children, Dianne Emerson, Stanley and James Capps; grandchildren, James Capps, Ashley Lilly (Joseph), Dean Capps (Abby), Gene Capps, John Gilham (Caylee), Jason Capps and Christopher Capps; 8 great grandchildren.

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From San Francisco to Saigon in Vietnam, Don and I saw both sides of the world. He was a quiet gentleman who, in his own way, remained a bit mysterious; part of his charm. Rest In Peace, Don. You were one of a kind.

don grillo Jun 5 2020 3:51 PM

Uncle Di, Jenny had a dream of your Father the other night. Thought the message might have to do with Mom as her health has declined severely the past few months. But Jenny felt the need to try to find you! Yesterday she did but it was your obituary. I am heart broken because I never got the chance to make amends to you and that you and Mom never got the chance to heal the past! We all thought that you had crossed over long ago! I have to say the only thing that is bringing my heart any peace at this time is the fact that you made a good life for yourself with a loving wife, step children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends. The Love is all we take with us and the beautiful postings show that you were surrounded by much love all these years! The last time you contacted me was when my twins were born. They recently turned 26 years old. Though I responded back I never heard from you again...but Thank You for reaching out to me it meant so much and it is the memory I will keep with me now! Please know that though we did not know where you were we never stopped loving you! Glad you are in the arms of your beloved wife. Love Always, Your niece Lizzy

Elizabeth Lal Jan 31 2019 11:35 PM

Don, We are proud and feel blessed that to say that you were our friend. As we got to know you, you revealed that underneath your reserved nature was a very kind, generous and caring person. We hope you realized how much we respected that and valued your friendship. We wish we would've had the chance to know Brenda better or longer because it always warmed our hearts to see how you lit up when you'd mention her. We'll miss you but we know you and Brenda are resting easy together. You'll always hold a special place in our hearts. Ray and Elaine Brown

Ray and Elaine Brown Jan 23 2019 3:37 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Don Barry

Gina Johnson Jan 21 2019 8:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Don Barry

Ashley Lilly Jan 19 2019 11:13 PM

Grandpa Don, You were such a great grandpa. I am going to miss you so much! I hope you are enjoying finally being with grandma again. Rest Easy! Until we met again. :heartpulse:

Ashley Lilly Jan 19 2019 10:58 PM

Thank you Don for being there for my sister, Faye, all these years. We appreciate all you have done for her family since her passing. So glad you are together now and forever. May you both rest in peace. Darlene Shelton Daniel

Darlene Shelton Daniel Jan 19 2019 10:02 PM

We will miss you, Uncle Don. You were a wonderful husband to our Aunt Faye. Now you are reunited forever. Kathryn Daniel Curry Gina Daniel Johnson

Kathryn Daniel Curry Jan 19 2019 1:54 PM

I will always be grateful to Don for sharing his love and life with my sister Brenda Faye Shelton Barry, and for continuing his relationship with her children, grandchildren, and greats. I'm happy my sister will have a final resting place with her beloved Don Grand Aunt Jean

Barbara Shelton Jan 19 2019 10:49 AM

Don was a generous neighbor who invited neighbors to enjoy his pool.

Judy Henline Jan 18 2019 1:04 PM