Hendricks County

HARRIS, Barry May 6, 1958 – Mar 22, 2019

Shoe Buddy! The greatest BearMan that there ever was has left his earthly body. Barry Dale Harris, born May 6, 1958, died in the early morning of March 22, 2019, at the full age of 60. Barry is preceded in death by his parents Carlos and Ruby. BearMan is survived by his beloved sweetheart of 45 years, Amy, his darlin’ daughters Shannon Harris, and Rachel (Jim) Kaffenberger, three grandchildren: Deacon, Joslyn, and Dayton, siblings: Peggy (Jim) Miller, Sue (Jim) Fuqua, Bob (Terry) Harris, Angie (Sam) Wyman, and 14 nieces and nephews.
Barry began working at Clarke Detroit Diesel in 1978 and was a dedicated and well known parts man throughout the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana. He was a respected worker and appreciated by many clients of Clarke PSI. He was a 20-year member and parts steward of Teamsters Local Union 716.
He loved being outdoors, fishing and hunting, camping or sitting around a campfire with family, friends and teaching the young ‘ens. His sister’s pool was a cherished summer activity where he reigned supreme as Julio the Pool Boy. He loved the beach and trips to Cocoa Beach with his Sweetheart Amy.
Barry picked up a guitar in 1970 and was soon an accomplished musician playing many styles of guitar, harmonica, singing, and writing his own songs. He and his friends would perform in many bands around Indianapolis over the years. He was an organ and tissue donor and bequeathed his body to IU School of Medicine.
A celebration of his life will begin at 10 a.m. May 5, 2019, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles 3207 in Plainfield, IN. Visitation will be from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Service at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will start at 12:30 p.m.
Please bring your guitars, noisemakers, and percussion shakers, or a harmonica for some pickin’ and grinnin’ after lunch. In lieu of flowers please consider the gift of organ donation or a contribution to Indiana Donor Network.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM on 2019-05-05 at Fraternal Order of Eagles, 5556 US-40, Plainfield, IN 46168.

A celebration of life will be held from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM on 2019-05-05 at Fraternal Order of Eagles, 5556 US-40, Plainfield, IN 46168.

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