Barry Don James

June 6, 1961 - January 8, 2011

Until We Meet Again
by Unknown

Each morning when we awake
we know that you are gone.
And no one knows the heartache
As we try to carry on.
Our hearts still ache with sadness
and many tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know.
Our thoughts are always with you,
your place no one can fill.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
There will always be a heartache,
and often a silent tear,
But always a precious memory
Of the days when you were here.
If tears could make a staircase,
And heartaches make a lane,
We'd walk the path to heaven
And bring you home again.
We hold you close within our hearts,
And there you will remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again.
Our family chain is broken now,
And nothing will be the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

Rest in Peace Dear Friend..... We will miss you always...

Barry Don James was born in Durant, Ok. June 6, 1961 to Berry Grant and Betty Hicks James. He passed from this life at home January 8, 2011, at the age of 49.

He was preceded in death by his father. Barry Don was married to Cindy Williams from 1988-2004 and they have a daughter, Whitney Brin.

He graduated Durant High School in 1979 and attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Barry Don worked for the State of Oklahoma Department of Labor for 24 years as a boiler inspector covering the southern half of the state.

He is survived by: daughter Whitney Brin James and step-son Aaron Williams, both of Durant, and Mom and step-dad, Betty and Allen Wheeler, Durant. Also, sisters and brothers-in-law, Brandi and Justin Hyde, Chappell Hill, Tx. and Cindy and Lawrence Whittington, Whitefish, Mt.

He has two step brothers and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Anita Wheeler, Irving, Tx. and Rory Wheeler, Durant. He also leaves behind many aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Barry Don was a loving father, a wonderful son, and a trusted friend to many.

He enjoyed life to the fullest and looked forward to each day, particularly those where he could be outside. He loved to hunt, ride his Harley, camp, play golf - anything outdoors. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, in Durant. Rev. James Robinson will officiate. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery with Randy Downs, Tommy Bertrand, Mark Brooks, Todd Weder, Tracy Herron, Donnie Husband, Larry Hallmark, Keith Cavender, Johnny Harris and James Clark serving as pallbearers.