Barry Phillip Peel
- July 3, 1963 - July 29, 2012
- Mabelvale, Arkansas
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“My condolences,thoughts & prayers to the family. May God strengthen and comfort you, during this time.
When I think of Barry, I always think of his...Read More »
1 of 77 | Posted by: Tina Smallwood Folsom - AR
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Barry. He was a great friend to my brother Jeff and will be greatly missed. I remember Barry from...Read More »
2 of 77 | Posted by: CONNIE BELL (WEST) - ALEXANDER, AR
“Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, lord, by and by
There’s a better home a-waiting
In the sky, lord, in the sky!
Love you, Barry!
3 of 77 | Posted by: Mary Rutherford - Shoreview, MN
“Today is aug.6th and I just found out about Barry's death. It was on this day fourteen years ago that my son David was killed in a tragic boating...Read More »
4 of 77 | Posted by: Stan Landers - Alexander, AR
“Barry, I am sorry I wasn't in town last week and where did all the time go, pard? You and your family mean so much to me as you all played such a...Read More »
5 of 77 | Posted by: Shayne Smith - Little Rock, AR
“Barry, thank you for letting me wear your roller skates to race in.. i liked yours better than mine...we were 11. Do you remember the day we left...Read More »
6 of 77 | Posted by: Kimberly Fryer - Little Italy, AR
“Barry was a friend of ours when he lived in Mena. Him and Cheryl was at our house most evenings. Barry was such a wonderful guy, he was so funny, and...Read More »
7 of 77 | Posted by: Ginny Long - Mena, AR - friend
“Billy and Helen, we are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your son, Barry. I know this has to be hard for you and I pray that you will have...Read More »
8 of 77 | Posted by: Brenda and Jack Vocque - AR
“I only knew Barry through my brother, Tony Mitchell, but everytime I was saw him, he was smiling. He was just the kind of guy that you instantly...Read More »
9 of 77 | Posted by: Rita (Mitchell) James - Guy, AR
“Helen, Billy & family, We were so sorry to here about Barry. May God be with you all at this sad time.
God Bless, Jerry & Paula
10 of 77 | Posted by: Jerry & Paula Thompson - Benton, AR
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Peel Family and all the lives that Barry touched. As kids he visited our family home in Cloverdale many times...Read More »
11 of 77 | Posted by: Danny & Debbie West - Rockledge, FL
“Barry, I don't know where to start with all the fun, good memories we've had through jr high school until last Wednesday. We ate at your favorite...Read More »
12 of 77 | Posted by: Teresa (Adams) Davidson - Bryant, AR
“Billy and Ms. Peel, I'm very sorry about Barry. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
13 of 77 | Posted by: Bruce Thompson - Camden, AR
“Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Peel family. We will always remember Billy & Barry coming to CIECO. They were both like family. Barry had the...Read More »
14 of 77 | Posted by: Ronnie & Tina Evatt - Vilonia, AR
“Uncle Barry, I am so thankful i was able to call you uncle! Thank you for always loving me! I will never forget your hugs and kind words! I Love you...Read More »
15 of 77 | Posted by: Hannah - Niece
“Uncle Barry, you loved everyone you came into contact with. I have so many sweet memories of hugs, motorcycle rides,deep conversations, and laughter....Read More »
16 of 77 | Posted by: RebekahDavis - Niece
“Billy so sorry about Barry. Have fun memories of your visits to Tenn Valley Elec. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ann & Hubert Moore
17 of 77 | Posted by: Ann Moore - Sheridan, AR
“Barry, I love you lots and so wished we'd had more time together on this Earth to keep having fun, loving life and doing good! Gonna miss you sweet...Read More »
18 of 77 | Posted by: Pam Free - Benton, AR - Friend
“my thought and prayers are with your family! He will be missed!
19 of 77 | Posted by: Shannon Muller Hall - Alexander , AR
“The entire Peel family is in my prayers. I attended Watson Elementary with Barry. remember Barry because of his fantastic smile and his laughter. He...Read More »
20 of 77 | Posted by: Terri Hornbeck Oxner - AR
“Our hearts are so heavy...this family is filled with love and I know everyone will wrap their arms around each other and carry this burden together....Read More »
21 of 77 | Posted by: Howard & Vicki cooley - Orlando, FL
“There are no words that I could say to bring you comfort. One of my favorite quotes by John Steinbeck says "It's so much darker when a light goes out...Read More »
22 of 77 | Posted by: Amanda & Derek Jones - Bryant, AR
“To the entire Peel family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time.
23 of 77 | Posted by: Gary and Susan Burris - Benton, AR
“My sympathies to the families that will miss him. Barry was a school buddy of mine and I think, we were in Cub Scouts together. He was always a...Read More »
24 of 77 | Posted by: Richard Duncan - Little Rock, AR
“You will be truely missed Barry Peel. You are honestly one of the greatest men I have ever known. Barry was always like an uncle to me, and could...Read More »
25 of 77 | Posted by: Candice Mitchell - mablevale, AR
“How saddened I was to hear of Barrys passing. He brought joy to all those that knew him. My heart aches for the family! Once you knew any of the...Read More »
26 of 77 | Posted by: Linda (Sears) Best - Bigelow, AR
“Helen billy and family i was shocked to read about Barry's passing. There aren't enough words to express our deep sorrow for you all.Please accept...Read More »
27 of 77 | Posted by: larry wood
“my, love for you God will keep you strong
28 of 77 | Posted by: bonnie (peel) connell - conway , AR
“Billy, I am so sorry to hear about Barry's passing. We have had a long great relationship with you and Barry. WE are so saddened and are praying for...Read More »
29 of 77 | Posted by: Ed Staley - Little Rock, AR
“Rest in Peace, old friend. you will be missed. i will be awaiting the day that we can talk again.
30 of 77 | Posted by: jeff foster - n.l.r., AR
“My thoughts & prayers for family. My Jesus comfort your souls. Jesus said He would give you rest if you trust Him.
31 of 77 | Posted by: Mark Ingram - AR
“Our condolences and prayers to the family. May God strengthen and comfort you at this time. richand*janet
32 of 77 | Posted by: Richard & Janet Johnson - Ozark, MO
“What a wonderful video tribute! I smiled all the way through. Daddy, mom and I send our love and peaceful thoughts your way. Tanya & Joe Owen, Pat...Read More »
33 of 77 | Posted by: Tanya Owen - Little Rock, AR
“The Peel Family! One of my favorite families in LIT. There are so many memories. May God wrap his loving arms around each of you and know that...Read More »
34 of 77 | Posted by: Bobbie Carpenter - El Dorado, AR
“I love you "big guy"! Always will
35 of 77 | Posted by: Sherrie Cunningham Bogy - England, AR
“Dear Mr. and Mrs. Peel, Mike and Joni,
I am in Dallas and received the message
yesterday about Barry. I knew Barry through working at Shannon...Read More »
36 of 77 | Posted by: Donnah Stavig - friend
“Barry,I've never met a person who didn't love you.We have lots of memories from Little Rock Central and Cornerstone church. You greeted everyone with...Read More »
37 of 77 | Posted by: Brtty Hayes - Yukon, OK
“May God extend his powerful mercy to you and bless and keep you until you are together with your Barry again. All our love, the Tanks (Condreys,...Read More »
38 of 77 | Posted by: Tank - little rock, AR
“I went to school with Barry from Watson Elementary thru McClellan High School and remember him as the person with a constant smile. He will be...Read More »
39 of 77 | Posted by: Dianna Fulmer - Bryant, AR
“My heart aches for all of ya"ll. I have had the greatest privilege of being apart of the family. Barry was a funny cousin, that I loved laughing with...Read More »
40 of 77 | Posted by: Carol Ann Harper (Cunningham) - FL
“I am truly saddened to learn of Barry's passing. I spent many hours working with him to install tornado sirens all across the state of Arkansas and...Read More »
41 of 77 | Posted by: Jon-Claude Jenkins - Little Rock, AR
“I regret that almost everything I know about Barry I've just now learned by reading his obit and the touching words left by those who did know him....Read More »
42 of 77 | Posted by: Scott Johnston - Houston, TX
“We knew Barry through his parents, Billy & Helen. He was such a friendly & happy person who came from a loving family. We are sorry for your loss...Read More »
43 of 77 | Posted by: Sue & Archie Senn - Little Rock, AR
“Through knowing your sister Barry, I came to know you as the most wonderful son, man, friend and lastly brother a sister could have.
May your rest...Read More »
44 of 77 | Posted by: Danny - Atlanta, GA
“I am very saddened at the loss of Barry. I extend my most deepest sympathies to his family and close friends. May god be with you and comfort you....Read More »
45 of 77 | Posted by: Debra Jennings Ashcraft - Lonoke, AR
“I am so very sorry for the loss of Barry. I have wonderful memories of the Peel kids when I was growing up. There was, and is no sweeter family...Read More »
46 of 77 | Posted by: Tammy Hopkins Porter - AR
“My heart is heavy for the loss of such a great person I am proud to call my friend. My prayers are with your sisters, family & friends. We go back...Read More »
47 of 77 | Posted by: Julie (Straughan) Mays - Benton, AR
“Barry and his dad Billy were a very big help to me when I started my business. All of their help was greatly appreciated. He will be greatly missed.
48 of 77 | Posted by: Mike Coldiron, Skylite Sign & Neon - AR
“I am still hoping this isn't happening, my heart hurts that you were hurting so badly! You are an amazing father, cousin and a friend to everyone!...Read More »
49 of 77 | Posted by: Shannan - West Melbourne, FL
“My sweet Barrry, only you and I know. That is all that matters.My heart is so very heavy. And I know you know this. I'm so very greatful to you for...Read More »
50 of 77 | Posted by: Katrina - Mabelvale, AR
“It was a pleasure and an honor to know Barry and to call him family. He was a good man and will be remembered always. Our thoughts and prayers go out...Read More »
51 of 77 | Posted by: Joslyn and Andy Kahn - Seattle, WA
“Dear Billy & Helen, I am sorry to hear about Barry. I have not seen him in years. I was in town about 2 weeks ago and passed your house and thought...Read More »
52 of 77 | Posted by: Tracy Thompson - Dallas , TX
“Sweet Barry, I don't know where to begin. I met you almost 10 years ago and you and your family instantly loved me as their own! I will forever be...Read More »
53 of 77 | Posted by: Kealey - alexander, AR
“Barry I am sort of lost for words at the time. Ive never really had a dad till you came into my life when i was 10 years old for the last 17 years...Read More »
54 of 77 | Posted by: Perry Wyse proud son - Alexander, AR
“We treasured every minute spent with Barry and missed him every minute we were not. Our entire family will miss him. What a wonderful father! Love to...Read More »
55 of 77 | Posted by: Greg and Lorie Smith - AR
“Dearest Terri and family,
May God's love bring you peace in this sad time. Seems like God is calling lots of angels home these days!
...Read More »
56 of 77 | Posted by: Laurie Davis - Joshua Tree, CA
“May God Bless and Keep you.
57 of 77 | Posted by: Bill and Louann Rudkin - AR
“Barry you were the best brother in law ever I will love you and miss you for ever.
58 of 77 | Posted by: Peggy Snyder - Tampa, FL
“Barry Peel.... Love ya, mean it! Our hearts are broken - but our circle remains solid. This is going to be a tough one, but we will help each...Read More »
59 of 77 | Posted by: Cathy Baker - Palm Bay, FL
“Barry and I were close friends while in elementary school. I constantly asked about him and according to my brother he asked about me. He was a...Read More »
60 of 77 | Posted by: Wayne Heer - Sherwood , AR
“My prayers goes out to Peel family sorry for your loss.
61 of 77 | Posted by: Reggie Brown - NLR, AR - FRIEND
“My thoughts and prayers are with each of you in your loss of my friend Barry. Barry will always be remembered and never forgotten.
62 of 77 | Posted by: Greg Taylor - Little Rock, AR
“I'm so sorry you felt so strongly you had to leave, friend. I ache for myself, but more for those you loved you most. May God bless you.
63 of 77 | Posted by: Bryan Hendricks - Malvern, AR
“Barry you were truly a wonderful person. You and I laughed so much in science it's a wonder we made it through. I still have the gum wrappers that...Read More »
64 of 77 | Posted by: Janie Noller - Bella Vista , AR
“I'm so sorry to hear about Barry, he was a special person and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
65 of 77 | Posted by: Julie Malone
“You know that someone truly touched your heart when after 30+ years of not physically seeing them, their smile and sense of humor are the first...Read More »
66 of 77 | Posted by: Lisa Gentry Basil - Wayzata, MN
“Many fun memories in school...He will be missed dearly!
67 of 77 | Posted by: Laura Ballou Langstaff - Cabot, AR
“So sorry to hear of Barry's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with his family during their grief.
68 of 77 | Posted by: Tammy Sakall - Benton , AR
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time.
69 of 77 | Posted by: Shelley McMillin Youngblood - AR
“I love you, Barry Peel. There is a hole in the world without you that no one else can fill. Godspeed, sweet Cousin. May God bless and comfort Corey...Read More »
70 of 77 | Posted by: Janie Dew McGowan - Little Rock, AR
“I have many fond memories of playing with Barry as a child and attending school together. I'm sorry sorry to hear about his passing.
71 of 77 | Posted by: Jim Dalton - Claremore, OK
“I love you dearly my sweet Uncle Barry!!!! You are truly the sweetest man I've ever known. You brighten so many of my days. You will be missed so,...Read More »
72 of 77 | Posted by: Lyndsey Perez - Little Rock, AR
“Barry Peel was an amazing guy. He took care of me & my brother just like we were his own! I will never forget when I was growing up the good times I...Read More »
73 of 77 | Posted by: Jennifer Arce - Waldron, AR
“A Great man, worker and friend. Barry will continue to be a mentor to myself and many others.
74 of 77 | Posted by: Nathan Siria - Co-Worker
“The FTN family will truly miss you Barry.
75 of 77 | Posted by: Sharon Phillips - Little Rock, AR
“Barry was a special person. One of the good guys. One of the REALLY GOOD GUYS. Always seemed to be upbeat and never showed any anger to anyone. ...Read More »
76 of 77 | Posted by: Tommy Dew - Lafayette, LA
“We love you and will miss you always.
77 of 77 | Posted by: Sharon and Tulley Lane - Lavergne, TN
Barry Phillip Peel, 49, of Mabelvale, AR left this earth on July 29, 2012. Born to John W. "Billy" Peel and Helen "Taffy" Peel on July 3, 1963. Barry was a master electrician working with his dad, Billy and his nephew, Zack for many years at Peel Construction. He loved his family more than words can say. He loved hunting and spending time in the woods, where he was the happiest. Barry enjoyed riding his Harley, playing the guitar, and helping other people. He was also an avid Arkansas Razorback fan. The world was a better place when he was here.
Barry was preceded in death by his grandparents, Versa and John Peel and Tom and Ruby Dew.
Barry is survived by his son, Cory Phillip, and parents John W. "Billy" and Helen "Taffy" Peel; his loving sisters Joni (Mike) Romine, Lori Howell, Teri (Chuck) Davis, and Sheri (Jerry) Clark. He had three lovely step children Perry Lynn (Kealey) Wyse, Jarrod Chrisman, and Jennifer Arce. "Pops" adored his grandson Kruz Thomas Wyse. As a close family, Barry had a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family who were blessed by him.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel at Griffin Leggett Forest Hills Funeral Home. Burial will be private.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1st at Griffin Leggett, 10200 Hwy 5 North, Alexander, Ar (501) 455-1067.
The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Mabelvale United Methodist Church.
Please share your memories of Barry at www.griffinleggettforesthills.com
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