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Barry Andrew Smith August 25, 1954 - August 24, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Barry Andrew Smith, (65) announces his passing on Monday, August 24, 2020 at home in Southaven, MS.  Born in Greenwood, MS on August 25, 1954 to the late Phillip Marvin (PM) and Lorraine Smith of Batesville.  Barry was predeceased by his brothers, John Stubbs and Cecil Smith, and sister Ann Karlean Rawls. 

Barry will be forever remembered by his wife of 37 years, Valerie (Gilliland) Smith, and their children, Andrew (Lyndsi), Blake (Chrissy), Brock (Ariel) and daughter, Bailey Smith, all of Southaven, MS.  He was a grandfather to Caden, Cannon, Case, Molly and Luke.  

He is also survived by his brothers, Phillip Smith and Trent Smith of Batesville MS and sister Dawn Terrazas-Chambers of Houston TX.  Barry will also be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many great friends.  

Barry attended South Panola High School in Batesville and Northwest MS Junior College.  Following in the footsteps of his brother Cecil, he joined the US Marine Corps.  Being a Marine veteran was a great honor to Barry. 

His happiest days were spent with his family.  Two nights before his passing, the family celebrated the wedding of his youngest son, Brock.  Barry laughed, danced and took so much pride in watching his growing family.   He loved entertaining and welcomed everyone to his home.   During his career as a pipeline welder and a member of the 798 Pipeliners Union he traveled near and far and worked incredibly hard taking care of his family.  He was a great mentor to many great welders, including some family members.   Barry, affectionally called “Pop”, will be forever missed.   

A visitation and funeral service will be held in his memory on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.  Visitation will be at 12 noon followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Victory Baptist church, 4353 Highway 51 South, Hernando, MS with Pastor David Thomas officiating.  Private interment will be at Veterans Cemetery in Memphis, TN.

Twin Oakes Funeral Home, Southaven, MS is in charge of arrangements. 



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    Parm & CandySnow says

    Valeria so sorry to hear about the passing of Barry. We just found out today. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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    J.W. Walker says

    Sorry to hear about Barry’s passing my prayers for the family.

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    Vickie Runnels says

    My husband, Ricky, and I have been friends of Barry since Junior High. We were very sad to hear of his passing. You all are in our prayers. May God Bless you and give you strength, encouragement and peace during this time.

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    Laurie and Tommy Smith says

    We are so shocked by Barry’s passing! 2 days after Brock’s Wedding gave him the greatest joy celebration with all his family around. To be home also is such a gift . I remember when the Smiths rolled into Southaven Texas style in that suburban full of beautiful people with kid’s hair in perfect place. We loved to have dinner with them and knew the finest meat was prepared by Barry on the grill… no one grills better. His stories were hilarious and at the same time knew what each kid in the house was doing and never missed a beat answering their needs and finishing his story. His personality really filled a room from end to end . Gosh , we just hurt so badly at his loss and Valerie ‘s pain. Saw a beautiful tribute by Stephen B that caught us up on the new additions in his family that he obviously adored. His life was full and always with that big Texas grin and starched jeans. We love this family and all our hugs to you💕 Laurie, Tommy, Justin and Wesley

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    Alisha Avant says

    Family, sorry for the passing of your love one. I will be praying with you and for you…. Love you Bailey😘

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