Barry Delong

Obituary of Barry Russell Delong

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Spencer, TN-Mr. Barry Russell Delong Sr., age 62, passed away Saturday July 2, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. Barry was a Van Buren County native born on December 30, 1959 to the late Wilburn Delong Sr and Paulene Bishop Delong.  Barry worked at A. O. Smith for over thirty years as a painter, was a 1977 graduate of Van Buren County High School and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, brother; Wilburn (Phyllis) Delong Jr. and brother-in-law; Willie Peirce.

Barry is survived by his loving wife of twenty-five years, Reba Simmons Delong, sons; Barry Russell Delong Jr., Christopher (Nola) Green, Austin Tyler (Caitilyn) Delong. Daughters; Jennifer Nicole Delong, Kendra (Adam) Laferniere, Cassandra (Mike Johnson) Green, Ashley Delong, brothers; Ricky Delong, Randall Paul Delong, sisters; Nelda Pierce, Karla Lee, grandchildren; Dakota, Mathew, Devin, Morgan, Dustin, Zachary, Isabella, Nova, Alli Rose, J.C., and Noah, in-laws; John and Wanda Simmons, mothers of his children; Judy Carol Patrick and Melissa Seibers. Many nieces, nephews and extended family also survive.

Special thanks to Avalon Hospice for all their loving care.

Funeral services will be held Sunday July 3, 2022 at 3:00pm in the Layne Chapel with Bro. Wayne Sullivan officiating, burial will follow in the Spencer Town Cemetery. Visitation times are, Saturday 4:00pm-9:00pm and Sunday 9:00am till time of service at 3:00pm.

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Layne Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Spencer in charge of arrangements. (931) 946-4444