Barry Leon McManus was born November 27, 1950 in Bixby, Oklahoma to Vernon
and Martha Lena McManus. Barry was born on the homestead in Bixby and
had many brothers and sisters.
He began working a very early age. In fact, his Social Security Statement
dates back to age 8 when he first started contributing. Even from age
8 he had a good work ethic and knew the value of a dollar. Barry continued
that work ethic his entire life and was one of the most hardworking men
that you would ever meet. He set a high standard and didn't care much
for slackers but would never ask a person to do anything he wasn't
willing to do himself.
Barry met Jackie about 14 years ago. Their friendship blossomed into 12
years of wonderful marriage. He treated Jackie like a queen and there
was nothing that he wouldn't do for her. They were truly best friends
living their lives together. In fact, you would rarely see one without
the other, they were inseparable. He was also a devoted son-in-law and
simply adored Jackie's mom.
Barry was a good man. He wasn't without fault, but none of us are.
He had absolutely no fear of death. In fact, he was looking forward to
seeing the Glory of what awaited him on the other side. He knew where
he was going and he was looking forward to being able to rest from his
many years of labor.
Barry is survived by his wife and best friend, Jackie Hunt McManus; children,
Robert "Bob" Hunt, Tanna Rowan & Trevor McManus.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon Allen & Martha Lena
McManus whom he deeply loved.
Barry served in the US Army in the Vietnam War. He was a true patriot and
loved his country. He will be buried with honors in the National Cemetery
at Ft. Gibson.
A book will be available at the funeral home for anyone who wishes to come
in and pay their last respects.
The book will be available to sign on the following days:
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am -5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Graveside Services will be held 1:00 pm Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Ft.
Gibson National Cemetery.