Melton Barry

March 15, 1930 — February 3, 2022

Melton Barry

Gene Barry was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, husband, brother, and friend. He left this world suddenly on February 3, 2022 at the age of 91.

He was born to Roena and U.O. Barry on March 15, 1930. After graduating from Sundown High School, he went to work in the oil field. Following that, he farmed for his father, and then for over 46 years he ran Gene’s Automotive in Sundown Texas. He married Joann, the love of his life, on December 13, 1949.

Gene‘s love for fishing, entertaining with his band, and teaching his Sunday school class, was trumped only by his love for his family. A Christian example for both his family and his community, he lead with love and compassion. He had a passionate love affair with food – most recently cooking for himself – always insisting he was not hungry, while devouring everything on his plate. His all-time favorite meal was fried catfish with red beans over chocolate cake for dessert - a tradition unique to this group of Barry’s.

Gene was preceded in death by his wife Joann, children Ronnie and Rusty, and nine siblings. He is survived by his sons Roy and Rick, seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one sibling, Mary Rose.

A time of reflection and visitation will be held from 6 - 8 PM, Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at Krestridge Funeral Home.  Funeral services are to be held at 1 PM, Thursday, February 10, 2022 in the Chapel of Krestridge Funeral Home, 505 Austin Street, Levelland, Texas 79336 with the Rev. Brad Barry officiating.  Interment will follow at the Sundown Cemetery.

The family respectfully asks that you wear a face mask if you intend to be present for the visitation or the service.  Everyone’s safety is very important to them.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home.  (806) 897-1111

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

6:00 - 8:00pm

Krestridge Funeral Home Chapel

505 Austin St, Levelland, TX 79336

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Starts at 1:00pm

Krestridge Funeral Home Chapel

505 Austin St, Levelland, TX 79336

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Interment

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Starts at 2:00pm

Sundown Cemetery, Sundown, Texas

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