Capt Thomas Merritt “Tom” Barry

Capt Thomas Merritt “Tom” Barry

Birth
Water Valley, Yalobusha County, Mississippi, USA
Death 29 May 2015 (aged 84)
North Carolina, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 147319643 · View Source
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Son of Edwin McGehee BARRY and Agnes GOODWIN. Married Anna STOUT.

Capt. Thomas M. Barry, USN (Ret) of Sugar Grove/Valle Crucis, Watauga County, died May 29th, 2015. Barry was born in Water Valley, Mississippi, and grew up in Benoit, Mississippi. In 1953, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned an Ensign. He served as a naval officer for 26 years. After retirement from the Navy in 1979, he taught mathematics at Appalachian State University.

He is survived by his sister, Sarah Barry of Chicago, Illinois; his wife, Anna Stout Barry; four sons: Peter (Elizabeth) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Frank (Catherine) of Vilas; John (Molly) of Sugar Grove; Michael (Rebecca) of Sugar Grove; and by 28 grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

A Christian (Anglican) service of witness to the Resurrection and a Celebration of the Life of Capt. Barry was held at Alliance Bible Fellowship, Boone, NC.

Jack Davison adds that Thomas was a Varsity fencer (foil), circulation manager his third year of Trident, the Naval Academy literary magazine.


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  • Created by: Victory
  • Added: 2 Jun 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 147319643
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Thomas Merritt “Tom” Barry (27 Nov 1930–29 May 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 147319643, ; Maintained by Victory (contributor 47205318) Unknown.