Willard N. "Buddy" Barry

Willard N. "Buddy" Barry, 83, of Elizabethtown, died March 27, 2017, at Kensington Manor. He was a native of Hardin County, served in the United States Army, was a member of Elizabethtown Baptist Church, and had a strong Christian upbringing. He was a salesman for Rainbo Baking Company, was a 32nd degree Mason at Franklin Crossroads and was a Shriner. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Edith Brown Barry; and two siblings, Sibyl Buckles and Juanita Hutcherson. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Patrick Barry of Elizabethtown; two daughters, Kathryn (Martin) Noel and Deborah Allen of Elizabethtown; two sons, James Patrick Barry and Ronald Neil (Linda) Barry of Elizabethtown; three brothers, Dr. James Barry of Tennessee, Elmo Barry of Tennessee, and Harold Barry of Florida; two sisters, Josephine House of Elizabethtown and Loeta Sullivan of Munfordville; seven grandchildren, John Matthew Despain, Amanda Kirkpatrick, Becky Despain, Elizabeth Ann Tinnell, Christopher Alan Parker, Michael Patrick Barry, and Jennifer Barry; and thirteen great grandchildren. The funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Elizabethtown Baptist Church with Dr. Glenn Chasteen and Dr. Danny Haynes officiating. Burial follows at St. James Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home and continues after 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Jude's Children Hospital. Condolences may be expressed online at brownfuneral.com.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Elizabethtown Baptist Church


Thursday, March 30, 2017 starting at 1:00 PM
Elizabethtown Baptist Church

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