Gary Allen Barbarick, age 78, of Belle passed away Friday, November 13, 2020, at his residence surrounded by family.
Gary was born December 26, 1941, in Belle, a son to the late Ralph Edward and Ruby Berniece (Campbell) Barbarick.
He was a 1959 graduate of Belle High School and a member of the First Christian Church in Belle.
On November 17, 1962, he was united in marriage to Jo Anne Pendleton at her parent's house near Belle. Jo Anne survives of their home.
Gary retired from the Ford Motor Company in Hazelwood after 31 years and became a fulltime fisherman, hunter, and storyteller. He often referred to himself as “Choctaw” with his family which always gave them a good laugh.
In addition to his wife of 58 years, Gary is survived by: two sons, Shawn Barbarick and his wife Windy of Belle and Vaughn Barbarick and his wife Michele of Linn; 4 grandchildren, Jacob and Natalie Barbarick of Belle, Chase Barbarick and his wife Beth of Bonnots Mill, and Arin Barbarick of St. Louis; and one sister, Frankie Barnard and her husband Steve of Branson as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Due to Covid, private family services have been arranged.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Christian Church of Belle.