Jack Whitley Barry

Published 10:43 pm Saturday, July 7, 2007

Jack Whitley Barry

Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2007 at the Biloxi National Cemetery for Mr. Jack Whitley Barry, 83, of Picayune who died Thursday, July 5, 2007 in Slidell Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Gary Cudworth will officiate at the service.

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Mr. Barry was a World War II combat Veteran, serving 22 months in the European Theatre. As a Corporal in the U.S. Army 45th Infantry, his unit landed on the beaches of North Africa and was instrumental in the liberation of the Jewish prisoners in the death camps of Poland. He served in a total of 17 military campaigns in the war. He was awarded the E.A.M.E. Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster. He also was a member of the American Legion, National Rifle Association, and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). After being released from the Army, he worked as a structural iron worker in numerous states until his retirement in the late 1980’s. His parents, Michael James and Jeanette Pearl Barry; one brother Howard Earl Barry, and a son Michael Jack Barry precede him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Oralee Richeson Barry of Picayune; one daughter, Jean Lee Barry Cudworth and her husband Gary of Picayune; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 8, 2007 from 2-5 p.m. at White Funeral Home in Poplarville.