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Joe Barry Brister

FORT WORTH-Joe Barry Brister passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the age of 70 with his family by his side.
Celebration of life: Service will be held at a later date at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Visitation: Visitation will be held at a later date at the funeral home.
Memorials: Memorials can be made to the Careity Foundation at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, 800 W. Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Barry was born Saturday, October 15, 1949 in Corpus Christi, Texas to the late Joe Barry Brister and Mamie Ruth Cooper Rogers.
He was a loving and devoted husband to his wife, Donna for 48 ½ years; a fantastic father to his son, Kier Allen Brister; “Strawbarry” to his grandson, Liam; Bubba to his brothers and sisters-in-law; and a wonderful uncle to his nieces and nephews.
Barry graduated from Pasadena High School in Pasadena, Texas and attended Southern State College in Magnolia, Arkansas from 1968 – 1972 where he met his wife, Donna. They were married in 1971. He also received two associate degrees from Tarrant County College.
He worked for Haliburton Services for 26 ½ years and was transferred to Fort Worth from Houston in 1989. He later had several jobs related to oilfield services and retired in 2015. Barry loved God, his family, The Beatles, traveling, photography, “Big Bang Theory”, James Bond, and reruns of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Survivors: Wife, Donna Brister; son, Kier Brister and wife, Kelly; grandson, Liam Giles; one niece; four nephews; and countless cousins that he considered his brothers and sisters.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.
(817) 335-4557

Condolence Messages

  1. Really gonna miss you bubba.

  2. Rest in peace Barry. You fought the good fight with faith, love, and courage. You will be greatly missed.

  3. I will remember your sense of humor the most! I know you kept everyone smiling – and will send them gentle reminders from heaven to keep smiling 🙂

  4. Daryl Ann Henson Shirey

    I’ve known Barry since high school and we recently reconnected through social media. He had a great sense of humor and will be greatly missed. Barry, go rest high up on that mountain for your work on earth is done. My sincere condolences to family and friends. God bless you all with His love to help you through these trying times.

  5. I knew Barry for 50 years and went to high school with Donna. Loved his great sense of humor. He always kept me laughing. What a wonderful husband and father. He will be greatly missed by so many. Love you Barry. Until we meet again!!

  6. I’ve known you all of my life and you’ve always been a great friend to my dad, you will be sorely missed. You always had the right thing to say to get a laugh or educate someone on something interesting. See you again one day.

  7. Cheryl Hitchcock

    Barry you will greatly be missed. Go rest high on that mountain. Your work here is done and you gained your angel wings. Love you and will truly miss your sense of humor. It’s not goodbye but we’ll see you later!! RIH

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